Virgin Group pays UK taxes. It’s tax policy is transparent and available to all, despite the fact that it is a private company and has no obligation to publish its policies. The fact that it has a dedicate HMRC client relationship manager places it amongst the biggest contributors. They pay their taxesThe court of public opinion does not support Virgin Atlantic receiving a U.K. government loan if Virgin, like its founder Sir Richard Branson, does not pay U.K. taxes. ... He said Branson is “sitting in the Virgin Islands as a tax exile.” Branson rejects claims he moved to the British Virgin Islands for tax reasons.
See @ Does Virgin Atlantic Pay U.K. Tax? Yes, No And That’s Besides The Point.
The government has lent to (amongst others), Chanel, BASF and Whizz Air plus several venture capital and private equity businesses. I posted the list on the BA thread.
But, hey, you don’t like Branson.