In response to banks announcing top pay for staff
For immediate release:
David Hillman, spokesperson for the Robin Hood Tax campaign, said:
“The latest round of eye-watering pay packages announced today for Britain’s top bankers confirms that they live in a different reality to the rest of us.
“Meanwhile ordinary people are left to pick up the pieces in an economy still flat-lining after the banks caused the biggest financial crisis in a generation.
“What more evidence does the government need that the time has now come to make the financial sector pay a little extra in tax to get our economy and society back on track?”
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Notes to editors:
The Robin Hood Tax campaign is a coalition of 115 UK organisations including Barnardo’s, Comic Relief, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, Stamp Out Poverty and the TUC: www.robinhoodtax.org.uk
The campaign has 260,000 supporters and is endorsed by over 1,000 economists and politicians from all main political parties.
The campaign is calling for new financial sector taxes to help tackle poverty and climate change, at home and abroad.