Captain Tom’s daughter took out nearly £50k in Covid loans

Captain Tom’s daughter took out COVID-19 loans of at least £47,500 despite her company doubling its profits during the pandemic, according to a report. Hannah Ingram-Moore ran a management consultancy firm with her husband Colin with the latest accounts showing it owed a bank loan of £10,000 to be repaid in a year and another £37,500 to be paid back after 12 months.

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A financial statement for Maytrix Group Ltd, dated up to August 31, 2021, states the “loans are guaranteed by the government”.

These loans did not appear on any financial statement before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, meaning they must be Covid loans.

The Government handed out Bounce Back Loans to help struggling companies make up the shortfall for any drop in revenue due to the impact of the virus.

The Sun has reported that Mrs Ingram-Moore’s company also took out tens of thousands in expenses from the Captain Tom Foundation, which made £39million for an NHS charity.

According to the foundation’s accounts up to May 31, 2021, Maytrix Group was handed back £37,942 in reimbursements in respect of website costs (£5,030), photography costs (£550), office rental (£4,500), telephone costs (£656) and third-party consultancy costs (£27,205), the same publication reports.

The costs were initially funded by Maytrix Group Limited acting for the charitable company and reimbursed when enough funds became available, according to The Sun.

Maytrix Group made bumper profits during this year. It saw profits rise to £227,532, in 2020 which is more than double 2019’s £104,381.

The filing goes on to say Mrs Ingram-Moore and one of her firms recouped cash from the charity, stating: “During the period expense payments of £1,686 were made to H Ingram-Moore in respect of motor, post, subscription and travel costs.

“During the period reimbursement of costs of £16,097 were made to Club Nook Limited, a company under the control of H Ingram-Moore (a trustee for part of the period and spouse of a trustee), in respect of accommodation, security and transport relating to Captain Sir Tom Moore travelling around the UK to promote the charitable company.”

Maytrix Group and Captain Tom Foundation have been approached for comment.

Last week it emerged that Captain Tom Foundation stopped taking money from donors after planning chiefs ordered an unauthorised building at the Ingram-Moore’s home be demolished.

Central Bedfordshire Council said a retrospective planning application was refused and an enforcement notice issued requiring the demolition of the “now-unauthorised building”, which contained a spa pool. The Ingram-Moores are understood to be appealing the decision.

The foundation issued a statement on July 4 saying it would not seek donations and was closing all payment channels while the Charity Commission carried out an inquiry.

Sir Tom raised £38.9million for the NHS, including gift aid, by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday at the height of the first national Covid lockdown in April 2020.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was lauded around the world for his fundraising efforts. The Second World War veteran died in February 2021.

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