In response to RBS profit and bonus announcements
For immediate release:
David Hillman, spokesperson for the Robin Hood Tax campaign, said:
“Here’s yet more proof that bankers operate on a different planet to the rest of us.
“It cannot be right that our government stands on the sidelines and permits such rampant rewards whilst the rest of us pay for the sector’s past mistakes with jobs losses and cuts to services.
“While it cracks down on public spending the Government is running a welfare state for bankers – it is time the City repaid its debt to society.”
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Notes to editors:
A Robin Hood Tax bonus brief is attached here
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 250,000 supporters and we are endorsed by over 1,000 economists and politicians from all main political parties.
We are calling for new financial sector taxes to help tackle poverty and climate change, at home and abroad.