Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course blames Brexit after £3.7m loss

Donald Trump’s Scottish golf resort Turnberry has claimed that Brexit is hitting its potential to seek out staff and get deliveries, regardless of the previous president publicly cheering the UK vote as a boon for his enterprise.

SLC Turnberry, which owns the golf course and whose administrators are two of Mr Trump’s sons, stated the staffing pool had shrunk, “with lack of entry to European employees for companies on the whole leading to better demand for the people beforehand accessible to the resort”.

It stated Brexit had additionally affected its provide chains, which means there have been fewer drivers accessible, “decreasing deliveries and the provision of sure product strains”.

Mr Trump beforehand hailed the advantages of Brexit for his enterprise, saying in 2016 that “when the pound goes down, extra individuals are coming to Turnberry, frankly”.

Turnberrys staffing complaints had been contained inside filings that exposed that the previous president’s Scottish golf programs had misplaced greater than £4m in its newest monetary 12 months.

SLC Turnberry, which lists each Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jnr as administrators, recorded £3.7m in losses for 2021, while Trump Worldwide Golf Membership Restricted, the father or mother firm of one other golf course owned by Mr Trump close to Aberdeen, made £697,000 in losses.

Filings with Firms Home had been delayed, with the Telegraph beforehand reporting that Mr Trump’s companies had been granted extra time to arrange their paperwork.

Mr Trump paid a reported $60m (£49m) for the lodge and golf programs at Turnberry in 2014. The location is commonly used for The Open Championships and features a five-star lodge and spa.

The filings had been launched days after Mr Trump publicly kicked off his 2024 presidential bid. Final weekend, Mr Trump hosted occasions in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

He’s at present the favorite in what’s a crowded candidate area within the Republican major, though some surveys recommend that Ron DeSantis holds a slender lead.

It comes regardless of a public furore over the previous US president’s tax returns, which he was compelled to publish final 12 months.

On the time of the discharge, in late December, he claimed the paperwork confirmed “how proudly profitable I’ve been”. The filings revealed Mr Trump and his spouse reported detrimental earnings in 4 of the six years for which he needed to launch the returns.

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