New polling found that 76 per cent of voters think big businesses has too much power over the government, reports Luke Hildyard.
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The public are more concerned about inequality than either immigration, cutting taxes or curbing benefits
The fact that Cameron wants to cut inheritance tax when half a million people required emergency food aid last year says a lot about where his priorities lie.
High rates of in-work poverty combined with falling support for state safety nets has resulted in a complex equality challenge for Labour. However, it can win public backing for a new approach to collectivism.
The banks are using their political influence to defend the interests of their highest-paid employees
Capitalism’s legitimacy will disintegrate if a tiny elite are allowed to capture the rewards of growth for themselves.
Right-wingers have been exalting the contribution of the UK’s richest 1 per cent to income tax revenue over recent months. However it’s worth looking at the detail behind these figures.
Strikes, work-related illnesses and staff turnover are more common in organisations with bigger gaps between the highest and lowest earners.
Does anyone deserve to make sums of money so far in excess of what the majority of UK workers earn?
Bosses at Bournemouth University have received a bumper pay rise – despite a majority of university staff being offered just a 1 per cent rise by bosses.