Kingfisher to hand back £23m of UK furlough cash
B&Q owner Kingfisher is to hand back £23m in UK furlough cash after a do-it-yourself boom due to coronavirus. People in England have been told to work from home if possible after a period of more relaxed restrictions. Kingfisher's e-commerce sales rose 164% in the first half of the year and now represent 19% of total sales, up from 7% in the same period last year. UK firms have voluntarily returned millions of pounds to the government in furlough scheme payments they did not need or took in error.