15 Feb Bankers / Wankers
Bankers still rake in fat salaries and bonuses. These investmentment professional are the same guys that a couple of years ago got us all in the shit. Some people lost their pensions. Governments had to bail out banks with tax payers money
However salaries at investment banks have been increased by around 40% over the past year. As a result pay, pensions and bonuses per head at Barclays Capital have risen 20% to £236,000 on average – which doesn’t look too mean, at a time when most British people are suffering real cuts in their earnings as a result of inflation and low pay rises.
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Average earnings including bonuses were up by 1.8 per cent in October-December compared with a year ago, a drop of 0.3 percentage points on the July-September period. Excluding bonuses, the figure was unchanged at 2.3 per cent.
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