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15 May 2019
A private company is taking the NHS to court, because its contract to run Nottingham University Hospital's outpatient-treatment centre was not renewed.
3 January 2018
Don't put the party poppers away just yet. There's one last thing to celebrate. Fat Cat Thursday! Well, it's not exactly a celebration if you're working class. In fact its only the super-rich who actually enjoy the event.
4 January 2017
Chief executives' pay in Britain's top 250 companies increased by an average of 82% between 2003 and 2014. We need to kick out the fat cats who are creaming money off the backs of workers.
13 January 2016
Fat Cat Tuesday: By the first Tuesday of 2016, chief executives at the UK's top 'FTSE 100' firms were sitting happily on earnings it will take the average full-time worker a year to make.
5 August 2015
The trial and conviction of former UBS and Citigroup trader, Tom Hayes, has revealed the huge scale of the 2012 Libor rate-fixing scandal perpetrated by the major banks.
15 January 2014
City bonuses: Finance chiefs in the Square Mile will scoop £10 billion out of a total bonus pay-out of £19 billion
4 March 2009
RESEMBLING SOME kind of feudal payment in perpetuity, sacked Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin's £693,000 annual pension is absolutely outrageous, writes Pete Mason.
6 February 2008
LONDON'S MOST expensive set menu is a high-cholesterol, high alcohol £1,000 a head seven course 'non-vegetarian extravaganza' designed for, literally, 'fat-cat' City bankers with huge bonuses....
3 May 2007
WHOEVER TAKES over as commercial director at the Department of Health will oversee the purchase of care for NHS patients...
24 August 2006
TOP EXECUTIVES' pay is still soaring. Chief executives from the 100 biggest UK-based firms received average pay rises of 10% last year, more than twice as high as increases across industry...
13 October 2005
DIRECTORS OF the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, some already on as much as £140,000, have been awarded an 8% pay rise...
9 August 2003
FORMER ICI boss and management guru John Harvey-Jones calls huge fat-cat executive pay "obscene and unnecessary." But the fat cats ignore this rebuke from a fellow boss - they're sneering all the way to the bank...
28 June 2003
CABINET MINISTER Peter Hain's very modest proposal - to increase the tax rate paid by the rich - caused a political storm...
21 June 2003
THE WEALTH gap in Britain is widening rapidly. The most noticeable gainers have been the owners of big companies and their 'fat cat' top executives (themselves usually top shareholders), who are getting...
10 August 2001
MANUFACTURING IN Britain is now officially in recession. But this cold fact seems to have escaped Britain's fat cat bosses who continue to let the good times roll for themselves...
13 April 2001
THE BOSSES have cottoned on that an economic recession is threatening and they're telling us we all have to make sacrifices. But these sacrifices are not all equal...
26 January 2001
Stop the privatisation disaster: PUT THE privatised rail bosses in the dock! That's the message from The Socialist and one that's coming loud and clear from the travelling public after last October's fatal Hatfield crash...
6 October 2000
THE GOVERNMENT have raised the national minimum wage by 10p an hour to £3.70. Previously New Labour refused to give such a rise - under 3% - for fear this would cause "a growth in inflation"!...
30 June 2000
IN OPPOSITION, New Labour pledged that they would end the massive tax avoidance and corruption by the rich which was rife under the Tories, writes John Reid.
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