The super-rich

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UK minister rejects measure designed to tackle Slapp legal cases
Tom Tugendhat says economic crime bill is not right law to stop courts being used by super-rich to silence critics and journalists

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @7:11 PM

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Who might have the money to buy Manchester United?
Oligarchs and fans are an unlikely bet but UK and overseas billionaires and sovereign wealth funds are in running to meet £3.7bn price tag

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Luxury goods boom in Britain as super-rich youngsters buck the recession
Rich kids of Insta use strong dollar to fuel sales of brands such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Gucci

James Tapper and Alice Fisher

20, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We like anything with the Harrods name on it’: luxury brands report booming sales
Luxury goods firms report bumper profits as richest customers remain largely untouched by economic crisis

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

18, Nov, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Firm behind Moët hails new ‘roaring 20s’ as wealthy drain stocks of champagne
Company behind premium champagne brands says there is ‘pent-up demand for luxury’

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

15, Nov, 2022 @5:48 PM

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Jeff Bezos vows to give away most of fortune – and hands Dolly Parton $100m
Amazon founder wants to donate much of $124bn wealth to causes such as climate crisis and world unity

Mark Sweney

14, Nov, 2022 @2:28 PM

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UK sanctions now cover £18bn of Russian-owned assets
Government says measures brought in since invasion of Ukraine are ‘crippling war machine’

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @1:17 PM

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What would I do if I won $1.9bn? Get petty revenge on my nemesis
What’s the point of being filthy rich if you can’t indulge your grudges? If I ever scoop the US’s Powerball jackpot, the world will fear my racoon-based vengeance

Arwa Mahdawi

09, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Rising asset wealth and falling real wages ‘drive inequality in Britain’
Young people no longer able to rely on hard work to improve their living standards as they age, says IFS

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Super-rich’s carbon investment emissions ‘equivalent to whole of France’
Analysis examining carbon impact of billionaires’ investments published as Cop27 talks get under way

Sandra Laville

07, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Labour MPs press Keir Starmer to set out ‘wealth tax’ plans
Leader under pressure to commit to higher taxes for super-rich as Tory government prepares spending cuts

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

03, Nov, 2022 @4:11 PM

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Cost of living crisis: Stop the Squeeze calls for wealthiest to ‘pay proper share’ of tax
Coalition of 40-plus charities and groups launches amid fears of spending cuts to plug public finances

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

27, Oct, 2022 @5:01 AM

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