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22 September 2021
The think tank Taxwatch estimates as much as £15.2 billion of UK tax lost in 2020 was from fraudulent activity - almost half of uncollected income.
22 September 2021
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with fears of rising unemployment as the furlough scheme is wound up, and the full extent of the economic scarring from the pandemic is revealed, there are also increased demands around improved work-life balance after a year of many working from home
5 May 2021
After Biden's speech to the US Congress on 28 April, this is an edited extract from 'An era of capitalist turmoil', a statement from the Committee for a Workers' International, the international organisation which the Socialist Party is affiliated to.
31 March 2021
While the Covid pandemic continues to ravage the globe, the capitalist classes are - if anything - even more frightened of what they will face as the virus's grip lessens. The pandemic has revealed the failings of their system to billions of people.
3 March 2021
Across the globe at least 2.4 million people have now died from contracting Covid-19. Livelihoods have been wrecked and economies have crashed, with the world economy shrinking by over 4%
27 January 2021
The Tories are now floating the idea that maybe if they paid £500 to desperate workers in the gig economy, they might be inclined to self-isolate for two weeks if they contract Covid
20 January 2021
Any lingering illusion that the government's strategy for handling the Covid pandemic was aimed at protecting the entire population, without fear or favour, has been well and truly shattered.
13 January 2021
The pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe, causing over two million deaths and unleashing enormous economic and social crises
13 January 2021
It wasn't the case that "nobody could have seen this coming".
30 December 2020
Too many deaths from the pandemic, job losses, pay cuts and poverty were the experience across the planet.
16 December 2020
The following article is an edited transcript of the speech by Mark Best in a workshop at the Socialism 2020 event organised online by the Socialist Party from 20-23 November (see 'Socialism 2020: Growing search for ideas to change the world' at socialistparty.org.uk)
2 December 2020
Back in August, Boris Johnson promised a "world beating" track-and-trace system. Most people agree that didn't happen but the government and economy are 'world beating' in other respects.
11 November 2020
"We are really not all in this together. It is far worse for some than for others." It could be a quote from any of the millions of working-class people whose living standards have plummeted
28 October 2020
No Tory-negotiated trade deals will defend the interests of the working class. However, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson plays hard ball in the eleventh-hour negotiations on what will replace Britain's
9 September 2020
Even as cases of Covid-19 infections are rising dramatically, the Tories are desperately trying to get workers back to their workplaces and spending money in city centres.
15 July 2020
Like every aspect of the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rishi Sunak's "plan for jobs" is more headline than substance, and doomed to fail in its stated aims.
24 June 2020
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us: update on the lockdown economy
17 June 2020
The Tories all sat in their posh homes behind computers now want to put our lives at risk through the relaxation of the two-metre rule
10 June 2020
The present coronavirus crisis is tipping the USA into an economic depression which threatens the worst eco-nomic deprivation for Americans since the 1930s
2 June 2020
The hospitality industry has been downsized. For some, the furlough scheme came too late and workers were already cut, or businesses had shut their doors for good.
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