Public backs permanent tax on bankers' bonuses

Almost three-quarters of the public (72%) believe the windfall tax on bankers' bonuses should be made permanent despite the threat of bankers relocating to other countries.

The results are from a You-Gov poll commissioned by union Unison, which is urging the government to make the tax permanent in Wednesday's budget.

Dave Prentis, Unison general secretary, said: 'Today Unison nurses, care workers and paramedics are delivering a clear message - any banker or city slicker that doesn't want the windfall tax on bonuses to be made permanent can leave the country, and good riddance to them. If they would rather leave the country, than pay their fair share towards rebuilding our economy - here is a one-way ticket.

‘Never has so much damage been done to so many by so few. Greedy bankers have held our country to ransom, wreaking havoc on our economy.'

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