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11 January 2017
'Fat Cat Wednesday' - take the wealth off the 1%: Top bosses had earnt more than the £28,200 median salary by around midday on 4 January - 'Fat Cat Wednesday'.
11 January 2017
Unelected Tory prime minister Theresa May has delivered a speech to the Charity Commission in which she denounces injustices within our society.
14 December 2016
It's one wold for the super-rich and another for the rest of us. What might the super-rich pick up as stocking fillers this Christmas? Meanwhile, child homelessness and in-work poverty continue to rise.
16 November 2016
One third of 'high net worth individuals' are under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs, says the National Audit Office.
9 November 2016
Low earners have had the "biggest pay rise in 20 years" according to Office for National Statistics figures. At least that's the Financial Times's take on it.
5 October 2016
People born in the early 1980s are half as well-off as those born in the 1970s were at their age. This won't come as any surprise to today's 30-somethings.
21 September 2016
Between April 2015 and March 2016, bonuses in the UK climbed 4.4% to £44.3 billion. This enormous wealth was enjoyed almost solely by financial sector bosses - the very same group that triggered the disastrous economic crash in 2008.
24 August 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. New Duke of Westminster inherits billions; private landlords received £9 billion last year in tenants' housing benefit.
27 April 2016
The annual publication of the Sunday Times Rich List is a chance to bask in the magnificent work of our 'wealth creators'. We should take the wealth off the 1%.
13 April 2016
Not only can't we trust the Tories to tell the truth about their taxation, we can't trust them to run the country in the interests of anyone other than the richest 1%
13 April 2016
The Panama Papers reveal a financial parallel world in which the 'masters of the universe' keep their ill-gotten gains. The scale of this wealth hoarding is astonishing.
5 April 2016
Anonymous shell companies, foundations and trusts revealed in the 'Panama Papers' have been likened to "getaway cars" for the high-end criminal. You load up the swag and put your foot down. On second thoughts, drive as slowly as you like - the cops are in on it.
30 March 2016
Tax avoidance has been in the headlines lately, provoking renewed calls to tax the rich and big business
3 February 2016
We all know the score. Put your hand in the till at work, you're gonna get sacked. Snatch someone's purse or wallet and you'll likely have the police after you. Hold up a bank and you'll get 15 years
27 January 2016
At their annual semi-secret get together in Davos, Switzerland last week, 3,000 bankers, industry chiefs, media moguls and capitalist politicians met to deliberate the state of world affairs. These self-declared 'masters of the universe' were forced to conclude that their system isn't working properly.
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.
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
21 October 2015
We now live in a world where the richest 1% of the population owns more than half the wealth. And the poorest half owns less than 1% - according to the latest Credit Suisse Wealth Report.
21 October 2015
Redcar steel plant to close after a century of production, raw material prices collapsing, China's economy slowing, the ongoing euro crisis...
23 September 2015
The seemingly never ending vicious cuts have been hitting us so hard that for many of us survival is a struggle, writes £10 an hour minimum wage now.
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