From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Charles gets pay rise from taxpayers’ purse
Friday 29 June 2012
The Prince of Wales‘s funding from the taxpayer increased by 11 per cent during the last financial year, official accounts showed today.
His income from grants-in-aid and government departments rose from £1.96 million to £2.19m, an increase of £232,000 during 2011-12.
Spending on official travel by air and rail came to £1,318,000 – up £238,000, or 22 per cent, from the previous financial year.
Campaigning group Republic chief executive Graham Smith called for the government to bring royal spending under proper control.
“At a time when the country is facing sweeping cuts to public spending, Charles Windsor wilfully helps himself to whatever travel funds he wants or feel he needs,” he said.
Meanwhile, unemployed people in Britain get less and less money. A Birmingham man attempted to burn himself alive outside his local jobcentre on Friday in what one witness described as a “shocking” protest: here.
Soaring childcare and transport costs, plus cuts to tax credits, mean families need to earn a third more today than they did just five years ago to make ends meet, says a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF): here.
Britain: Concerns that black and ethnic minority workers find it more difficult to get jobs compared with white workers were confirmed today in a trade union report: here.