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26 May 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is launching a bailout scheme called 'Project Birch' to prevent the collapse of key big businesses
7 February 2018
Shares in outsourcing giant Capita have collapsed following the company's profit warning to shareholders. This follows shortly after its competitor Carillion sank into liquidation, and underlines further the fragile state of British capitalism.
23 August 2017
Tech giant Amazon paid 50% less tax in the UK this year compared to last year despite the company's turnover rising by 54%
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
13 May 2015
The richest tenth of the UK's population pay 35% of their income (not wealth) in tax. The poorest tenth pay 43%
21 April 2015
"I have been looking for a party I could believe in ... after tonight's broadcast I think I've found it", said one trade unionist
4 September 2013
The Con-Dems' shares-for-rights scheme came into effect on 1 September. The TUC is warning that as well as taking away basic employment rights, the scheme could cost taxpayers £1 billion, writes Ronnie Job.
17 October 2012
Fancy a few free shares in the company you work for? Well David Cameron's party for the aspirational privileged announced at its conference this week a policy that apparently could make budding capitalists of us all
17 February 2010
Socialist Party Wales recently held a very successful conference in Swansea that discussed future developments in Wales...
19 November 2008
Super-rich bailed out by public purse while the rest of us are sinking, photo Suz squashdonkey.co.uk
2 October 2008
UK stock markets: THE UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has banned short-selling on certain shares until January 2009, "to guard against further instability in the financial sector", writes Fiona Pashazadeh.
1 June 2006
World economy: IN THE second week of May there was a convulsion in the world financial system. Shortly after rising to near-peak levels, shares fell sharply on world stock exchanges, especially in so-called 'emerging markets' like India and Turkey. Lynn Walsh examines these events and exposes the instability of the global capitalist system.
9 June 2005
ONLY WEEKS before the G8 summit, Pakistan telecom workers, through all-out struggle, have shown how to fight privatisation - one element of the 'neo-liberal' policies promoted by the likes of Bush and Blair...
19 May 2005
ABOUT 2,000 men, women and young people came out on 12 May - some still in their work clothes or school uniforms...
19 May 2005
ROYAL MAIL bosses are planning to borrow £2 billion from the government so that they can partly privatise the company by giving shares to the workforce...
6 December 2003
The businessmen who bought the BMW car factory in Longbridge, Birmingham and supposedly saved thousands of jobs in the West Midlands, are to be investigated by the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee for their governance of the company, writes Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party.
18 October 2003
CAN US capitalism pull the world economy out of its present stagnation? Japan has been stuck at near-zero growth for over ten years...
12 January 2001
What We Think: THE BELL is tolling for the decade-long US economic boom. With all the US economic indicators showing signs of slowdown, US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's surprise cut in US interest rates...
2 June 2000
THROUGHOUT THE 1990s, investors in shares just assumed that share prices would go ever upwards. But in recent months all the froth of the 'booming' internet companies - known collectively as dotcoms...
2 June 2000
Analysis: WHEN TV news bulletins try to explain financial matters they tend to lose their audience in a complex fog of FTSEs, Nasdaqs, trade deficits and so on...
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