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If the company successfully argues your claim is not justified, the bank may claw back the money from you. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no statutory right for an employer to claw back this money. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some of the money can be clawed back by more efficient purchasing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How will the money be clawed back? Times, Sunday Times (2012)That way they claw back some of their losses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But there are ways you can claw back some of that cash. The Sun (2013)Families on middle incomes will be particularly heavily hit as the government tries to claw back money from higher education. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The council has told universities that ministers may claw back money for existing places if student numbers do not rise as expected. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You're not going to claw back that lead. The Sun (2011)Suppliers cannot claw back payments that go back more than 12 months. The Sun (2015)How's he going to claw back? Times, Sunday Times (2009)First, companies may be able to claw back large retrospective claims. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We spell out 10 ways to claw back this lost income. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The way they clawed back an eight-point deficit with only six matches to play last season is also fresh in the memory. The Sun (2013)It may seem a neat way to claw back a few votes, but whether it actually addresses the underlying problems is less clear. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the repossessed property is sold at a loss, the lender will claw back money from the Treasury. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Just imagine how much they would net if they managed to claw back ALL the money stashed in illegal accounts around the world. The Sun (2011)Although bonus money is accrued during the course of the year, it can be clawed back again by the bank if the fourth quarter proves especially tough. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You do not need to pay a claims management company to help you claw back money spent on mis-sold PPI. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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