The nights must be lonely without Michael Gove, but his estranged wife, Sarah Vine, can at least take comfort in the fact that things are looking up for her business, the Barlby Group.
Accounts just in at Companies House show that the business returned to profitability last year – netting £25,913 – and underlying losses are down to £19,336 from £45,249. This has facilitated the partial repayment of the bounce-back loan it took out in 2020. A note in the accounts states that £5,600 was paid off against the £50,000 in monies loaned from Barclays Bank. The loan suggests that Vine makes £200,000 a year from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, though there has been no report on turnover so far.
The accounts also show that Vine parted company with two staff – reducing employee numbers from three in 2020 to just one last year. Vine has somewhat vaguely reported her firm’s nature of business to Companies House as “other information service activities not elsewhere classified”.