Obscene wealth and dire poverty – welcome to Tory Britain 2018

As the wealthy wallow in luxury, helped by Conservative tax cuts for the rich – child poverty, homeless deaths, foodbank usage, benefit suicides continue to rise …

13 Aug 2018  Aberdeen food banks struggling as ‘parents are choosing between electricity and food’…https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1536909/aberdeen-food-banks-struggling-as-parents-are-choosing-between-electricity-and-food/?utm_source=twitte

12 Aug 2018  ‘Austerity will continue to harm Britain for years to come, and Brexit won’t help matters’ https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/brexit-britain-austerity-nhs-police-philip-hammond-a8488726.html

11 Aug 2018  Third of UK’s universal credit claimants hit by deductions from payments https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/11/third-of-universal-credit-claimants-face-payment-deductions?CMP=share_btn_tw

9 Aug 2018  Brexit supporting billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe quits UK for tax haven Monaco  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-supporting-billionaire-sir-jim-13059549

8 Aug 2018  Charities say nearly 60,000 food parcels are given out every year after ‘signposting’. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/foodbanks-records-jobcentre-dwp_uk_5b61c1bde4b0b15aba9ebcc9

2 Aug 2018  Amazon halved corporation tax bill despite UK profits tripling https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/02/amazon-halved-uk-corporation-tax-bill-to-45m-last-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

24 Jul 2018 Tories have run up debt in spite of austerity cuts while the rich have doubled their wealth https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/opinion/tories-have-run-up-debt-in-spite-of-austerity-cuts-while-rich-have-doubled-their-wealth/24/07/

15 Jun 2018  ‘Shambolic’ universal credit may never deliver value for money, says damning report https://welfareweekly.com/shambolic-universal-credit-may-never-deliver-value-for-money-says-damning-report/

12 Jun 2018  Adult social care services on brink of collapse, survey shows https://welfareweekly.com/adult-social-care-services-on-brink-of-collapse-survey-shows/

10 Jun 2018  Devon ‘log bank’ set up to help those struggling with fuel poverty https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jun/10/devon-log-bank-fuel-poverty-roresters-food-banks?CMP=share_btn_tw

9 Jun 2018  Fury as billionaire boss of Ineos Jim Ratcliffe made a knight by Queen https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/fury-billionaire-boss-ineos-jim-12670099#ICID=sharebar_twitter

7 Jun 2018  More than 1.5 million Brits are living in destitution https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/more-15-million-brits-living-12658287#ICID=sharebar_twitter

7 Jun 2018  Destitution in the UK 2018  https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/destitution-uk-2018

6 Jun 2018  Disability benefit delays ‘underline need for devolved welfare powers’ https://welfareweekly.com/disability-benefit-delays-underline-need-for-devolved-welfare-powers/

1 Jun 2018  Millionaires and foodbank users living side-by-side – this is the reality of London in 2018  https://inews.co.uk/?p=160362

29 May 2018  Hundreds losing disability benefits in Personal Independence Payments shake-up  http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/16254931.Hundreds_losing_disability_benefits_in_Personal_Independence_Payments_shake-up/?ref=twtrec

28 May 2018  ‘No woman should have to live in period poverty’  https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/menstrualhygieneday_uk_5b0bd0dae4b0802d69ccf5ce

27 May 2018  Children of Austerity: Poverty in 21st Century Britain (Part 1) https://youtu.be/dSiFAllbXD0

27th May 2018  Multi-millionaire Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘priced out’ of Mayfair as he plays down ambitions of being Prime Minister http://www.itv.com/news/2018-05-27/jacob-rees-mogg-priced-out-of-mayfair-as-he-plays-down-ambitions-of-being-prime-minister/

25 May 2018  Woman jailed for six months after being caught begging for 50p https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/25/woman-jailed-six-months-caught-begging-50p-7577918/?ito=desktop.article.share.top.twitter

Stinking rich list no. 1  Jim Ratcliffe thinks he’s worth £21.05 billion. Chemicals and fracking

24 May 2018 Stop Universal Credit Day of Action

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24 May 2018  Older people at risk of being excluded from vital financial support https://welfareweekly.com/older-people-at-risk-of-being-excluded-from-claiming-vital-benefits/

Greedy salary no. 1: £217 million – Denise Coates, CEO of gambling company Bet365

24 May 2018  Hundreds of deaths of homeless people ‘going unexamined’ https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/24/hundreds-of-deaths-of-homeless-people-going-unexamined?CMP=share_btn_tw

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23 May 2018  City bonuses soar to record £19bn http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-401028/City-bonuses-soar-record-19bn.html

21 May 2018  MPs: UK turning ‘blind eye’ to Russian oligarchs laundering money through London https://www.panorama.am/en/news/2018/05/21/MPs-UK-turning-‘blind-eye’-to-Russian-oligarchs-laundering-money-through-London/1952092#.WwgizdhBkh8.twitter

21 May 2018  ‘It’s terrible’: how Windrush row turned one man’s life upside down https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/21/its-terrible-how-windrush-row-turned-one-mans-life-upside-down?CMP=share_btn_tw

20 May 2018  Boss of taxpayer funded disability scheme who earns over 10 times the Prime Minister’s wages branded ‘totally unacceptable’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/disability-motability-scheme-taxpayer-million-unacceptable-work-and-pensions-treasury-committee-a8360461.html

19 May 2018  Disabled woman died from ‘massive heart attack’ after she was repeatedly refused benefits https://welfareweekly.com/disabled-woman-died-from-massive-heart-attack-after-repeatedly-refused-benefits-by-private-firm/

18 May 2018  AstraZeneca rocked by shareholder revolt over executive pay https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/18/astrazeneca-rocked-by-shareholder-revolt-over-executive-pay?CMP=share_btn_tw

17 May 2018  DWP sanctions claimants ‘by any means necessary’, MPs are told https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/dwp-sanctions-claimants-by-any-means-necessary-mps-are-told

16 May 2018  Carillion directors ‘stuffed mouths with gold’ as company collapsed, MPs say https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/16/carillion-directors-stuffed-mouths-gold-company-collapsed-mps-say-7549916/?ito=desktop.article.share.top.twitter

14 May 2018  MP blasts universal credit ‘cruelty’ as terminally ill are forced to fight for benefits https://welfareweekly.com/mp-blasts-universal-credit-cruelty-as-terminally-ill-are-forced-to-fight-for-benefits

Stinking rich list no. 2  Sri and Gopi Hinduja think they’re worth £20.64 billion. Industry and finance

14 May 2018  Unhappy meal: tax avoidance still on the menu at McDonald’s https://www.taxjustice.net/2018/05/14/unhappy-meal-tax-avoidance-still-on-the-menu-at-mcdonalds/

13 May 2018  UK Rich Increase Their Wealth by £274 billion Over Five Years https://shar.es/anr5VV

13 May 2018  Opinion: What the Sunday Times Rich List tells us about trickle-down economics – it’s a big, fat lie http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/sunday-times-rich-list-trickle-down-economics-wealth-inequality-child-poverty-a8349511.html

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11 May 2018  More than half of Britain’s richest hedge fund chiefs have donated to the Tories  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/business/more-half-britains-richest-hedge-12520481#ICID=sharebar_twitter

10 May 2018  One in nine UK workers are in insecure jobs, says TUC https://welfareweekly.com/one-in-nine-uk-workers-are-in-insecure-jobs-says-tuc/

Greedy salary no. 2: £48.1 million – Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP multinational advertising and public relations company

7 May 2018  One million more children in the UK are growing up in poverty than in 2010 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/child-poverty-increases-benefit-cuts-public-sector-pay-freeze-government-tuc-study-a8337056.html

1 May 2018  Anti-corruption campaigners hail ‘huge win’ as government agrees to end secret hoarding of dirty money in UK tax havens http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-tax-havens-dirty-money-corruption-theresa-may-bvi-cayman-islands-a8331311.html

Vigil outside the high court for Universal Credit court case – 9.30am 1 May 2018

25 Apr 2018  Persimmon shareholders revolt over boss’s £75m bonus  http://citywire.co.uk/money/persimmon-shareholders-revolt-over-bosss-75m-bonus/a1113953

24 Apr 2018  People with ‘nowhere else to turn’ fuel rise in food bank use – study https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/24/food-bank-use-trussell-trust-universal-credit-figures?CMP=share_btn_tw

20 Apr 2018  Tory donor “fraud firm” protected from raids  https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/tory%20donor%20%E2%80%98fraud%20firm%E2%80%99%20protected%20from%20raids

20 Apr 2018  140,000 households cannot afford to top up pre-payment energy meters https://welfareweekly.com/140000-households-cannot-afford-to-top-up-pre-payment-energy-meters

Stinking rich list no. 3  Sir Len Blavatnik thinks he’s worth £15.25 billion. Investment, music and media

19 Apr 2018  DPAC’s universal credit ‘crime scene’ protest is fresh call for action to disabled people https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/dpacs-universal-credit-crime-scene-protest-is-fresh-call-for-action-to-disabled-people/

18 Apr 2018 – Jeremy Hunt got ‘bulk discount’ on seven flats from Tory donor https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/18/jeremy-hunt-investigated-breach-money-laundering-rules-luxury-flats?CMP=share_btn_tw

18 Apr 2018  DPAC in Parliament against Universal Credit, 18th April 2018 #StopAndScrapUniversalCredit  https://youtu.be/VqN0jewXW6E

Greedy salary no. 3: £22.4 million – Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival cruise company

18 Apr 2018  Here Are The Shocking Figures Behind the UK’s Homelessness Crisis http://bit.ly/2EVyFrc

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Stinking rich list no. 4  David and Simon Reuben thinks they’re worth £15.09 billion. Property and investment

18 Apr 2018  Researchers say DWP ‘should not impose benefits sanctions’ on injured veterans https://www.salford.ac.uk/news/articles/2018/researchers-say-dwp-should-not-impose-benefits-sanctions-on-injured-veterans

17th April 2018 – Theresa May’s husband’s Investment Firm made a financial killing from the bombing of Syria  https://evolvepolitics.com/theresa-mays-husbands-investment-firm-made-a-financial-killing-from-the-bombing-of-syria/

15 Apr 2018  Child poverty facts and figures  http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/child-poverty-facts-and-figures

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15 Apr 2018  The government may want oligarchs out but it can’t bank on City sanctions https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/15/government-hit-russian-oligarchs-cant-rely-city-sanctions?CMP=share_btn_tw

14 Apr 2018  The highest-paid CEOs at tiny academy trusts  https://schoolsweek.co.uk/ceos-at-tiny-academy-trusts-paid-more-than-big-chain-bosses/

12 Apr 2018  Wealth inequality is soaring – here are the 10 reasons why it’s happening https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/12/wealth-inequality-reasons-richest-global-gap?CMP=share_btn_tw

Greedy salary no. 4: £14.6 million – Rakesh Kapoor, CEO of Beckitt Benckiser Group British multinational consumer goods company

7 Apr 2018  Ministers told to expect backlash as millions lose out from universal credit https://welfareweekly.com/ministers-told-to-expect-backlash-as-millions-lose-out-from-universal-credit/

Stinking rich list no. 5  Lakshmi Mittal and family think they’re worth £14.66 billion. Steel

5 Apr 2018  What has a year of disability cuts done, beyond knowingly starving the sick? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/05/year-disability-cuts-starving-sick-employment?CMP=share_btn_tw

Greedy salary no. 5: £13.4 million – Pascal Soirot, CEO of AstraZeneca Anglo–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company

4 Apr 2018  Spending on children’s services plummets by nearly £1bn in only five years https://welfareweekly.com/spending-on-childrens-services-plummets-by-1bn

Stinking rich list no. 6  Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho think they’re worth £11.10 billion. Inheritance, brewing and banking

2 Apr 2018 Teachers warn of growing poverty crisis in British schools https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/apr/02/teachers-warn-of-growing-poverty-crisis-in-british-schools?CMP=share_btn_tw

Greedy salary no. 6: £10.6 million – Erik Engstrom, CEO of RELX British multinational information and analytics company

26 Mar 2018  Children in north ‘face double whammy’ of poverty and bad schools https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/26/northern-children-face-double-whammy-of-poverty-poor-schools-report-childrens-commissioner?CMP=share_btn_tw

24 Mar 2018  Oligarchs and ‘unexplained wealth’: London’s rich Russians  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/oligarchs-and-unexplained-wealth-london-s-rich-russians-1.3438072

22 Mar 2018  Sharp rise in disability poverty in Wales is ‘very concerning’  https://www.disabledgo.com/blog/2018/03/sharp-rise-in-disability-poverty-in-wales-is-very-concerning/#.WwhcH0gvzIU

Stinking rich list no. 7  Kirsten and Jorn Rausing think they’re worth £10.84 billion. Inheritance and investment

22 Mar 2018  Anger over DWP refusal to repay claimants £150 million from botched reassessments https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/anger-over-dwp-refusal-to-repay-claimants-150-million-from-botched-reassessments/

Greedy salary no. 7: £8.4 million – Bob Dudley, CEO of BP oil and gas companies

22 Mar 2018  CPAG’s response to annual poverty statistics  http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/cpags-response-annual-poverty-statistics

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Stinking rich list no. 8  Alisher Usmanov thinks he’s worth £10.55 billion. Mining and investment

22 Mar 2018  Number of children in poverty surges by 100,000 in one year http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/child-poverty-increase-children-family-benefit-households-a8268191.html

21 Mar 2018  Tory donors among investors in Cambridge Analytica parent firm https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/21/tory-donors-among-investors-in-cambridge-analytica-parent-firm-scl-group?CMP=share_btn_tw

21 Mar 2018  DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors https://welfareweekly.com/dwp-underpaid-benefits-to-70000-sick-and-disabled-people/

Greedy salary no. 8: £8 million – Albert Manifold, CEO of CRH international group of diversified building materials businesses

18 Mar 2018  Homelessness minister: I don’t know why rough sleeper numbers are up https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/18/homelessness-minister-heather-wheeler-rough-sleeping-housing-first?CMP=share_btn_tw

Stinking rich list no. 9  Guy, George and Galen Jr Weston and family think they’re worth £10.05 billion. Retailing

15 Mar 2018  Protesters spray ‘human rights abuse’ on Stroud Job Centre http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/16090675.Protesters_spray____human_rights_abuse____on_Stroud_Job_Centre/?ref=twtrec

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Greedy salary no. 9: £7.6 million – Nicandro Durante, CEO of British American Tobacco British multinational tobacco company

15 Mar 2018  Eight years of benefit cuts ‘will cost some disabled lone parents £11,000 a year’ https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/eight-years-of-benefit-cuts-will-cost-some-disabled-lone-parents-11000-a-year

Stinking rich list no. 10  The Duke of Westminster and the Grosvenor family think they’re worth £9.96 billion. Property

15 Mar 2018  Period poverty: The women forced to choose between food and sanitary products http://www.itv.com/news/central/2018-03-15/period-poverty-the-women-forced-to-choose-between-food-and-sanitary-products/

Greedy salary no. 10: £7.5 million – Flemming Ornskov, CEO of Shire global biopharmaceutical company

14 Mar 2018  Cuts to free school meals eligibility go ahead after Tory MPs vote for changes https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/free-school-meal-eligibility-cuts-go-ahead-after-tory-mps-vote-for-universal-credit-changes-dup-childcare-vouchers-six-month-delay_uk_5aa816a4e4b0a09afeae9d85

Stinking rich list no. 11  Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli think they’re worth £9.659 billion. Pharmaceuticals

13 Mar 2018  Spring Statement –  A masterclass in privileged complacency. http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/spring_statement_a_masterclass_in_privileged_complacency?recruiter_id=299022

12 Mar 2018 TUC March

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Greedy salary no. 11: £6.9 million – Ben Van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company

12 Mar 2018  7 ways to tackle period poverty in 2018 https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/how-to-tackle-period-poverty_uk_5aa163c0e4b0d4f5b66e8bba

Stinking rich list no. 12  Sir James Dyson and family think they’re worth £9.5billion. Household appliance manufacturing

12 Mar Online protest for the Chancellor’s Spring Statement  https://dpac.uk.net/2018/03/online-protest-for-the-chancellors-autumn-statement-13-3-18/

11 Mar 2018  Tories will not return £820,000 in Russia-linked donations, Philip Hammond says https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/03/11/tories-will-not-return-820000-russia-linked-donations-philip/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

9 Mar 2018  Tory policy DELIBERATELY shafts HALF A MILLION disabled persons https://speyejoe2.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/tory-policy-deliberately-shafts-half-a-million-disabled-persons/

Greedy salary no. 12: £6.9 million – Mike Wells, CEO of Prudential British multinational life insurance and financial services company

3 Mar 2018  Two homeless men abandoned to die in sub-zero temperatures https://welfareweekly.com/two-homeless-men-abandoned-to-die-in-sub-zero-temperatures/

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Stinking rich list no. 13=  Hans Rausing and family think they’re worth £9.333 billion Packaging

1 Mar 2018  FPA and others discuss freezing conditions on Victoria Derbyshire  https://youtu.be/cY8zRkU0S-k

Greedy salary no. 13: £6.8 million – Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline British pharmaceutical company

10 Mar 2018  Millions of families on brink face deepest benefit cuts in years https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/10/poverty-benefits-families-cuts-austerity-hammond-poor-welfare?CMP=share_btn_tw

Stinking rich list no. 13=  Roman Abramovich thinks he’s worth £9.333 billion. Acquired Russian state-owned assets

27 Feb 2018  Disability rights coalition calls for talks with prime minister over ‘human catastrophe’  https://dpac.uk.net/2018/02/disability-rights-coalition-calls-for-talks-with-prime-minister-over-human-catastrophe/

Greedy salary no. 14: £6.7 million – Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company

22 Feb 2018  Benefit sanctions regime discriminates against disabled claimants, new research shows https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/benefit-sanctions-regime-discriminates-against-disabled-claimants-new-research-shows/

Stinking rich list no. 15 Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay think they’re worth £7.4 billion. Real estate and hotel portfolio.

21 Feb 2018  Rise in zero-hours jobs for single parents ‘risks causing child poverty’ https://welfareweekly.com/rise-in-zero-hours-jobs-for-single-parents-risks-causing-child-poverty/

Greedy salary no. 15: £6.3 million – Peter Crook, CEO of Provident Financial British sub-prime lender

21 Feb 2018  Social Workers and Austerity  http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/social_workers_austerity?recruiter_id=299022

Stinking rich list no. 16= Andy Currie thinks he’s worth £7 billion. Chemicals giant Ineos

15 Feb 2018  150,000 extra children of public sector workers pushed into poverty, says TUC  https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/150000-extra-children-public-sector-workers-pushed-poverty-says-tuc

Greedy t salary no. 16: £6.3 million – Peter Harrison, CEO of Schroders British multinational asset management company

14 Feb 2018  Homeless man dies yards from the doors of Parliament https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/man-found-dead-yards-entrance-12023659#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Stinking rich list no. 16= John Reece thinks he’s worth £7 billion. Chemicals giant Ineos

12 Feb 2018  DWP splash out more than £100m trying to deny disabled people vital benefits https://welfareweekly.com/dwp-splash-out-more-than-100m-trying-to-deny-disabled-people-benefits/

7 Feb 2018 – Nothing for sprinklers, but Tories give £10m to Tory donors  https://insidecroydon.com/2018/02/07/nothing-for-sprinklers-but-tories-give-10m-to-tory-donors/

5 Feb 2018  A growing number of refugees and asylum seekers are falling destitute in Britain, figures show http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/number-of-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-falling-into-poverty-soars-in-a-year-show-figures-a8195746.html

Greedy salary no. 17: £5.8 million – Richard Cousins, CEO of Compass Group British multinational contract foodservice company

5 Feb 2018  Save the NHS demonstrations

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5 Feb 2018  Private firms pocket £824m from ‘brutal’ disability benefit assessments https://welfareweekly.com/profiteering-private-firms-pocket-824m-for-brutal-disability-benefit-assessments/

1 Feb 2018  Is this truly Britain – a land that spies on sick and poor people?  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/01/spy-on-your-neighbour-britain-demonisation-benefit-claimants-disabled-people?CMP=share_btn_tw

Stinking rich list no. 18.  Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and family think they’re worth £6.747 billion. Hotels and resorts

31st Jan 2018  More than 150,000 homes for social rent lost in the last five years https://welfareweekly.com/more-than-150000-homes-for-social-rent-lost-in-the-last-five-years/

Greedy salary no. 18: £5.8 milliion – Simon Borrows, CEO of 3i Group multinational private equity and venture capital company

31 Jan 2018  ‘Anti-homeless’ benches, sprinklers and bike racks latest in ‘hostile architecture’ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/31/anti-homeless-benches-sprinklers-bike-racks-latest-hostile-architecture/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Stinking rich list no. 19:  John Fredriksen and family think they’re worth £6.703 billion. oil and shipping magnate

25 Jan 2018  Dying from fire, dying from cold:  Housing safety post-Grenfell   https://www.fuelpovertyaction.org.uk/uncategorized/dying-from-fire-dying-from-cold-housing-safety-post-grenfell/

24 Jan 2018 – Two Presidents Club trustees are Tory donors – and one recently had dinner with Theresa May  https://politicalscrapbook.net/2018/01/two-presidents-club-trustees-are-tory-donors-and-one-recently-had-dinner-with-theresa-may/

24 Jan 2018  More than half of children now living in poverty in some parts of the UK  http://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2018/january/more-than-half-of-children-now-living-in-poverty/

22 Jan 2018  Who are the Premier League’s top earners? https://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/who-premier-leagues-top-earners-14187395#ICID=sharebar_twitter

22 Jan 2018  Inequality gap widens as 42 people hold same wealth as 3.7bn poorest https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2018/jan/22/inequality-gap-widens-as-42-people-hold-same-wealth-as-37bn-poorest?CMP=share_btn_tw

22 Jan 2018  More than 220,000 people score ZERO points in disability benefit assessments https://welfareweekly.com/more-than-220000-people-score-zero-points-in-disability-benefit-assessments/

Greedy salary no. 19:  £5.7 million – Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group British-based stock exchange and financial information company

20 Jan 2018  Disability rights – Supreme Court bedroom tax winners taken back to court again  https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/supreme-court-bedroom-tax-winners-taken-back-court-again

16 Jan 2018  Anger as Carillion bosses share £4m bonuses despite liquidation  http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/carillion-bosses-share-bonuses

15 Jan 2018  Destitute UK asylum seekers get 80p rise in subsistence payments https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/15/destitute-uk-asylum-seekers-get-80p-rise-in-subsistence-payments?CMP=share_btn_tw

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14 Jan 2018  BBC should cap salaries at £150,000 following equal pay row, says Culture Secretary http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/matthew-hancock-bbc-salaries-equal-pay-culture-secretary-carrie-gracie-a8158416.html

13 Jan 2018  Rogue landlords making millions out of housing benefits https://welfareweekly.com/rogue-landlords-making-millions-out-of-housing-benefits/

11 Jan 2018  MPs refuse to explain failure to quiz minister on ESA suicide stats https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/mps-refuse-to-explain-failure-to-quiz-minister-on-esa-suicide-stats/

Stinking rich list no. 20:  Earl Cadogan and family think they’re worth £6.7 billion. Landowners in Chelsea etc

11 Jan 2018 DPC position and motion for union branches on Universal Credit  https://dpac.uk.net/2018/01/dpac-position-statement-and-motion-for-union-branches-on-universal-credit

Greedy salary no. 20. £5.7 million – Stuart Gulliver, CEO of HSBC British multinational banking and financial services holding company

8 Jan 2018  Train cuts hit disabled passengers as stations lose accessibility  https://youtu.be/v9JAYdkdBgE

4 Jan 2018  ‘Fat cat Thursday’ as top bosses’ pay overtakes UK workers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42559224

4 Jan 2018  16,900 people in a week kept in NHS ambulances waiting for hospital care https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/04/16900-people-in-a-week-kept-in-nhs-ambulances-waiting-for-hospital-care?CMP=share_btn_tw

4 Jan 2018  Fat Cat Thursday – UK’s Top Bosses ‘Earn’ 242 times the Minimum Wage Worker’s Annual Salary https://shar.es/anrtZx

4 Jan 2018 – Exposed, how an elite group of men who dine with Theresa May fund the Tory party  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/revealed-how-third-tory-donations-11798246#ICID=sharebar_twitter

2 Jan 2018  The forgotten unemployed: 300,000 jobless Britons not claiming benefits https://welfareweekly.com/the-forgotten-unemployed-300000-jobless-britons-not-claiming-benefits/

Greedy salary no. 21: £5.5 million – Antonio Horta Osorio, CEO of Lloyds Group

 

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