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The case, which has opened the floodgates for similar claims, could ultimately cost the government hundreds of millions of pounds.

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European Motor Holdings, another major dealership, received a total of £12.2m, including interest, while Inchcape, one of the biggest dealerships in the UK received £37.5m.

A spokesman for Inchcape said any dealership with the relevant paper-trail would be able to reclaim VAT.

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