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Lidl to pay back more than £100 million in coronavirus business rates relief

Lidl has confirmed it will refund more than £100million business rates relief received due to the Covid-19 pandemic to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations.

It joins a growing list of supermarkets and other essential retailers handing cash back - with Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi, Asda, B&M and Pets ad Home all returning money.

Lidl GB chief executive Christian Härtnagel said: “The business rates relief that was provided to us, and the rest of the supermarket sector, came with a lot of responsibility that we took extremely seriously.

“We’ve been considering this for some time, and we are now in a position to confirm that we will be refunding this money as we believe it is the right thing to do. We feel confident that the business is

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