UK Rich

UK Will Soon Be Just A 'Tiny Elite And Sprawling Proletariat'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Britain will be left with a "tiny elite and huge sprawling proletariat" who have no chance of "clawing their way out of a hand-to-mouth existence" in ...

The Last Taboo

Shirley Conran | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Shirley Conran

It is the last taboo. Talking about it is not something a nice girl does in mixed company, it is indelicate, unfeminine. Many women have been raised to believe that men are "naturally good" at money matters and women are "naturally bad" at money matters. It's not said directly, little girls pick up this idea by osmosis. Outside the home, for a man to say he wants more money or ask for a raise is acceptable; it goes with the hairy chest and the company car. But women can't say that, they won't even admit it to themselves and they don't want to think about why.

Osborne 'Helps Richest Fifth' Of Britons With Tax Change

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has agreed to raise the 40p income tax threshold following complaints that the Tories needed to help the "middling professionals" affec...

Tiny Elite Who Could Fit Onto This Bus Are As Wealthy As 3.5 BILLION Poorest

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The richest 85 people in the world, who could fit onto a single double-decker bus, have just as much wealth as the poorest half of world. The shock...

Is a Child's Future Determined By Their Background in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

In a time of economic austerity it is hardly surprising that public opinion has turned to those receiving benefits from the state, particularly those who do not work. Repeated stereotyping and manipulation of statistics in the media have painted many of Britain's poorest citizens as lazy good-for-nothings living a life of luxury at our expense.

What's the Point of a Rich Society Without Generous Ideas?

Robin Ince | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Robin Ince

The preposterously rich, whether wealth is gained through bailouts, off shore accountancy, or selling what isn't really theirs to sell, are deserving, they've worked hard to ensure scams and thievery is governmentally sanctioned for the few.

Haj - A Journey towards Unity

Sajda Khan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sajda Khan

It's that time of the year again when Muslims from all over the world heading off to Makkah for Haj -- the annual pilgrimage. I went last year and I, to date, reminisce about the ineffable moments of this momentous journey.

Osborne 'Shocked' Over Millionaire Tax Dodgers

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has described being "shocked" to discover that some of the wealthiest people in the country pay "virtually no" income tax. The Chanc...

Campaigners Recreate 1936 Jarrow March

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

A group of activists who recreated the famous 1936 Jarrow March for Jobs have completed their journey. They were joined by hundreds of supporters a...

Capitalism is Keeping the Nation Sedated with False Hope

Stephen Brewer | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Politics
Stephen Brewer

The problem with directors paying themselves £3m a year is that they push property prices up, not just with second, third and fifteenth homes but wit...