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15 September 2021
You couldn't make it up. As workers in health, local government and education are balloting on insulting pay offers from the government, Johnson and the Tories announce yet another pay cut: a 1.25% increase
14 July 2021
The rich have got richer during the pandemic. For those who own expensive property or other assets, they have seen a big jump in their family wealth, widening the already existing wealth chasm. The continued
30 June 2021
There are now more millionaires than there ever has been, an extra 5.2 million of them. It turns out, if you own high-value property, or have substantial investment in stocks and shares, the economic bailout
14 April 2021
Global media company Forbes recently published its 'World's Billionaires List'. When compared with Unicef's prediction that 140 million children will fall below the poverty line as a result of the
10 March 2021
Who will pay for the pandemic spending - the working class or the billionaires?
24 February 2021
Trade unions must fight for lives and livelihoods
Johnson's 'cautious' road map to reopen society from lockdown in England - after over 120,000 Covid deaths and a massive hit to incomes - won't lead to the needed restoration and improvement in living standards.
27 January 2021
There are many crises facing workers and young people. The health crisis, with our NHS stretched to breaking point, pay cuts, job losses, and poverty.
9 December 2020
£320 billion is lost annually to corporate tax abuse and private tax evasion, the equivalent of nearly 34 million nurses' salaries, according to the Tax Justice Network.
20 May 2020
None of the schemes with elements of UBI provide a decent level of income
20 May 2020
Make the rich pay for the Covid crisis: Some of the richest people in the country are getting huge government handouts because of coronavirus. Meanwhile, millions are poorer as a result of the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic
6 May 2020
Remember the bank bailout after the 2007-08 crisis? The banks went cap in hand to the taxpayer while their executives continued to receive multimillion-pound bonuses.
29 January 2020
Take a ride on the 83 bus across Sheffield and it takes ten years off your life! That's how long life expectancy falls travelling just ten miles from the wealthier parts of the city to the poorest.
22 January 2020
It's one world for the super-rich, and another for the rest of us. Billionaires, housing, health, Lords, and more.
31 July 2019
Economic 'liberalisation' and deregulation of the City, ushered in by Margaret Thatcher, turbo-charged aristocrats' wealth
15 May 2019
"There is a real question about whether democratic capitalism is working, when it is only working for part of the population". This was the warning of capitalist economist Angus Deaton launching his review on inequality in Britain.
15 May 2019
The top 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families in Britain are sitting on a record £771.3 billion, up £47.8 billion in a year. This astonishing fact is in this year's Sunday Times Rich List.
6 February 2019
Dutch historian Rutger Bregman went viral by putting the cat among the pigeons at billionaires get together Davos in Switzerland recently
9 January 2019
I hadn't even received my first paycheque of the new year when the average chief executive of a FTSE 100 company had already 'earned' more than my entire annual salary - in less than three days!
10 October 2018
Britain's very wealthiest are already moving their trusts and setting up more offshore accounts in tax havens
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