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Taxpayer takes a £230m hit on Lloyds sale

18th Dec 13 11:03 am

George Osborne’s claims that the Treasury made a profit on the sale of Lloyds Banking Group have turned out to be false, as figures show the country has actually LOST £230m.

Figures from the National Audit Office (NAO) show the treasury took a huge hit when selling its stake in the bailed-out bank, instead of the £60m profit Osborne claimed.

After selling the bank in September, he tweeted:


But unfortunately, the Chancellor was wrong, according to the NAO.

“Taking account of the cost of borrowing the money to buy the shares, there was a shortfall for the taxpayer of at least £230m,” it said.


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