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Tory Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) minister Esther McVey received £10,000 from the head of an aggressive loans company which offers unsecured high APR loans to customers on benefits.

Tory donor Henry Angest, the chairman and chief executive of Arbuthnot Banking Group, gave the Conservative Party £17,500 in the first quarter of 2014, including £10,000 to welfare minister Esther McVey.

Arbuthnot Banking Group acquired Everyday Loans in 2012, a company that provides unsecured loans to people on benefits at up to 80 per cent APR.

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0 #4 JoeB 2014-06-02 13:15
The Left Foot Forward link isn't there.
+4 #3 jima1 2014-05-22 21:23
Actually the the 'posh scouser' Esther McVey is no longer a Minister for the DWP. After making a total cock up as Minister for Disabled People, she was promoted to Minister of Employment.

Before becoming an MP, see dailymail.co.uk/.../...
+6 #2 angela 2014-05-22 13:00
I watched Esther McVey on question time last week what a slimy women she is her and IDS make a right pair
+7 #1 bobingalong 2014-05-22 11:43
I'm sure that Esther McVey will say the donations are all above board and such companies make these donations because they believe in the conservative policies and not because they make millions off people struggling to put food on the table because of people like Esther McVey and Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms.

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