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16 February 2022
Young workers are set to shoulder the burden of Covid spending and addressing the crisis in NHS and social care, according to the Intergenerational Foundation think tank
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
18 September 2018
Big pharmaceutical companies may be dodging up to £3 billon in tax, contributing to crises in health systems worldwide, including our NHS
11 July 2018
Among the latest victims are almost 600 retail workers employed by Calvetron Brands, many in department stores. Hardly a day goes by in 2018 without more news of woes on the high street.
6 December 2017
Donald Trump's tax plans mean he's doing what he does best - making a stack of cash for himself
8 November 2017
Top privatisation companies don't even pay taxes on the profits they leech out of public services
11 October 2017
The prime minister has gone from "strong and stable" to spluttering and stuttering in the space of a few short months.
6 September 2017
In the following article Socialist Alternative members (US co-thinkers of the Socialist Party) report on the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and the failure of establishment politicians and capitalism to prepare for such increasing extreme weather events
31 May 2017
Theresa May-hem attacks Jeremy Corbyn for his "nonsensical economic... mismanagement." Yet Tory work and pensions secretary Damian Green admitted: "Our manifesto is not un-costed, we just haven't costed it yet"!
8 February 2017
The idea of welfare benefits being replaced by a 'universal basic income' (UBI) has resurfaced in recent years - a welcome discussion because it raises the fundamental right of everyone to have an income that meets their basic needs. Exact proposals vary but they are all based on the idea of everyone in society receiving an unconditional, tax-free, regular payment, regardless of whether they are working or the composition of their household.
10 August 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including a massive boost for bosses pay and unclaimed benefits.
6 July 2016
George Osborne announced on 4 July that he would cut corporation tax by a quarter, bringing it from 20% down to just 15%. This new rate will be among the lowest in Europe, pushing forward Osborne's plan to make the UK a global tax haven.
30 March 2016
Tax avoidance has been in the headlines lately, provoking renewed calls to tax the rich and big business
9 March 2016
Chancellor George Osborne's tax cuts have cost the Treasury £2.4 billion. No surprise there, you might think. But he claimed the reduction had actually increased takings by £8 billion!
3 February 2016
As millions of ordinary people in Britain suffer from austerity imposed by the Tory government, big businesses are taking the easy way out, writes Emma Clark.
27 January 2016
Search engine and advertising giant Google has agreed to pay £130 million in ten years of back taxes. This is a derisory sum considering Google recorded sales in Britain for 2014 alone of £4.5 billion.
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.
23 September 2015
Allegedly, Prime Minister David Cameron fibbed about political sugar daddy Lord Ashcroft's filching 'non-dom' tax status. So says the peer himself. Time to kick out all these corrupt establishment politicians.
8 July 2015
Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.
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