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More black women are pushed into zero hours

More black women are pushed into zero hours Black and minority ethnic (BAME) women are almost twice as likely to be on zero hours contracts than white men, and one and a half times more likely than white women.

The Troublemaker—‘Unlawful’ to hand contract to firm run by Tories’ friends

The Troublemaker—‘Unlawful’ to hand contract to firm run by Tories’ friends Tory cabinet minister Michael Gove broke the law when the government handed a £560,000 Covid-19 contract to a business he had “personal connections” with.

Leaked documents show US super-rich pay a pittance in tax

Leaked documents show US super-rich pay a pittance in tax The richest 25 people in the US—including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett—paid as little as 3.4 percent of their gains in wealth in tax between 2014 and 2018.

G7 deal will not make big businesses pay their tax

G7 deal will not make big businesses pay their tax Finance ministers from G7 countries gathered in London on Saturday to declare victory over corporate tax avoidance.

Tough year for rich with record rise in billionaires

Tough year for rich with record rise in billionaires  According to the The Sunday Times Rich List the combined wealth of Britain’s 250 richest people has grown by a sixth in the past year. It is up from £566 billion to £658 billion.

Billionaires are still cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis

Billionaires are still cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis “Pandemic be damned”. That’s the message from Forbes, which calls itself “the defining voice of ­entrepreneurial capitalism.”

Cop who told of Lawrence case corruption in perjury probe

31 August 2020
A corrupt detective turned supergrass whose claims against Scotland Yard led to the second Stephen Lawrence inquiry is being probed for perjury.

The Troublemaker—The rich fiddle the figures to get out of paying their taxes

10 September 2019
The super-rich are inventing investments to avoid paying taxes.

Britain, the ‘world’s greatest enabler’ of corporate tax avoidance

28 May 2019
The government is ruthlessly tough on any suspicion of benefit “fiddling”. But it encourages the incomparably greater tax scams of the powerful.

The Troublemaker—Profits go up for firm denying benefits as one victim dies

23 April 2019
A SIX STONE emaciated man who was deemed “fit to find work” has died. But the company running the tests that deny people benefits is rolling in profit.

Jeff Bezos - prime suspect

22 July 2018
The truth about the billionaire Amazon boss

Big firms pay lower rate of tax than before the recession

11 March 2018
Major multinationals are paying significantly lower tax rates than before the 2008 financial crisis. Yet taxes on workers have increased.

Richest 1 percent took 80 percent of wealth created globally last year

22 January 2018
July 2016 to July 2017 saw the sharpest increase in the number of billionaires ever recorded, says the Oxfam charity

Offshore Treasure Island

10 November 2017
The latest leak of dodgy offshore tax documents from a company called Appleby, the Paradise Papers, isn’t just about celebrities dodging taxes—it’s about how capitalism survives, writes Simon Basketter

Tax dodgers are parasites in paradise

07 November 2017
Imagine being in a supermarket and seeing wealthy, well-dressed people passing through a special checkout.

The Troublemaker - Paradise Papers reveal that the have-yachts still avoid tax

07 November 2017
Another glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous has come to light.

Tax havens show the hypocrisy of the rich

05 November 2017
The Paradise Papers have exposed the secret tax scams of more than 100 multinational corporations, including Apple and Nike. Plus the queen and Tory Lord Ashcroft.

Billionaires are getting even richer

29 October 2017
“It has been a good week for billionaires,” wrote the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek in the Financial Times on Saturday.

Private hospitals avoid £52 million tax bill by posing as charities

22 August 2017
Private hospitals will dodge up to £52 million in business rates over the next five years, according to surveyors CVS.

They’ve got the money - let’s raise the taxes on the rich

09 May 2017
The Tories tell us we can’t afford to spend on public services. That’s a bit rich, writes Charlie Kimber

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