Billionaire business-owners like Ratcliffe can get a private audience with a Chancellor in which to push their preferred policies. How many trade unions have had similar opportunities in recent years?
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LONDON — The 30th Sunday Times Rich List, which ranks the 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families in the UK, has been published today.
This year's list is a significant one for a number of reasons: It contains a record number of women, and is topped by a British-born industrialist for the first time ever.
It also reveals that only the United States of America and China are home to more billionaires than the UK, while the combined wealth of the list has increased 10%...
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The richest musicians in Britain have been revealed by The Sunday Times Rich List.
The full annual Rich List, which will be published on Sunday May 13, calculates the wealth of the 1,000 richest people in Britain based on "identifiable wealth," including land, property, assets such as art and racehorses, and significant shares in public companies. It does not, however, include money in private bank accounts.
In the music industry, Ed Sheeran made more money (£28...