Shadow chancellor John McDonnell systematically misled the public and colleagues about the financial affairs of the country’s biggest council, for which he was once responsible, and then ordered civil servants to destroy evidence revealing the truth, it is claimed in secret papers obtained by the Mail. Internal documents from the now-defunct Greater London Council (GLC), never previously published, lay bare the full extent of McDonnell’s behaviour. The confidential papers include statements by a senior civil servant, a fellow Labour councillor and former GLC leader Ken Livingstone setting out in detail how his then deputy McDonnell misled the public over the council budget, then the largest in Western Europe. Significantly, when asked on his first morning as Shadow Chancellor about his suitability for the job, he said he was ‘chancellor of the exchequer for London at the age of 29’. It was a hollow boast, bearing in mind he was sacked by Livingstone … [Read more...] about John McDonnell ‘misled the public over the finances of Greater London Council and ordered civil servants to destroy evidence’
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The top 10% of earners in Britain have salaries which are equal to more than the bottom 40% of earners combined, according to figures in budget papers (pdf) released by the Treasury. The top decile of single adults earn a median income of £60,500, compared to just £8,600 among the bottom decile. For a couple with two children, the median income of the top 10% is £151,400, compared to £19,700 in the lowest decile. The figures paint a picture of what average incomes are in the UK for different household types. It may come as a surprise to some people that an income for a single adult of less than £39,800 is enough to be among the top 20% of earners for that group. The median income for a single adult in the fifth decile is £17,600, but for a couple with two children it is £44,200, which may take them into the 40% tax bracket, helping to explain why so many families on average incomes feel they are in the "squeezed middle". However, the figures do not … [Read more...] about UK incomes: how does your salary compare?
A Ukrainian associate of Rudy Giuliani who was arrested last week by federal authorities for campaign finance crimes is the father of three children from his estranged wife. Yelyzaveta ‘Liza’ Naumova, who filed for divorce from Igor Fruman in 2017, operates a luxury boutique in Miami. According to the New York Post, she married Fruman in Miami in 2005. Naumova, a native of Odessa, Ukraine, opened up ODDS, a boutique in Miami’s Design District, the same year she filed for divorce from Fruman. Yelyzaveta ‘Liza’ Naumova is the estranged wife of an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was arrested last week for allegedly violating campaign finance laws Naumova is the owner of ODDS, a luxury boutique in Miami's Design District She is seen second from left. Her estranged husband, Igor Fruman, is seen second from right Lev Parnas (left) and Fruman (right) were arrested and charged with campaign finance crimes in an indictment unsealed Thursday Her Instagram … [Read more...] about PICTURED: Estranged wife of Giuliani associate arrested in campaign finance scandal who lives a VERY luxurious life in Miami and counts Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima among her friends
Yvonne Crook pictured outside Manchester Crown Court today A school finance officer who plundered more than more than £27,000 to fund holidays abroad and bingo trips has been jailed for nearly three years. Yvonne Crook, 44, pocketed the money given to Abraham Moss Community School in Crumpsall, Manchester meant for uniforms, after-class football clubs and milk money over a four year period. Crook also kept cash raised by pupils, teachers and parents for causes including helping survivors and orphans from the Rwanda and Syrian conflicts, preserving tropical rain forests and a blood cancer charity. Instead of banking the money, Crook used it to fund holidays to Italy, Tenerife and Lanzarote as well as topping up her account with Gala Leisure Bingo. The money also funded her mortgage and council tax arrears and taking her son to squash tournaments. She fobbed off unsuspecting colleagues at the secondary school when they questioned whether charities had paid, claiming … [Read more...] about School finance officer, 44, is jailed for 32 months after she stole children’s dinner money and charitable donations to pay for family holidays abroad and trips to bingo
A female Chelsea goalkeeper has revealed how she quit football to take up a job in the City of London with Goldman Sachs. Lizzie Durack, 25, joined Chelsea F.C. Women from Everton in the summer of 2018 where she vied for the position of goalkeeper. But after just one year at the club, she has decided to step away from the game to pursue a career in finance at Goldman Sachs. At the multinational investment bank, she will work in the Prime Brokerage Division, where she will deal with wealthy hedge fund clients. After just one year at Chelsea Women, Lizzie Durack (pictured) has decided to step away from the game to pursue a career in finance at Goldman Sachs Durack, 25, (pictured in training at Chelsea on August 1) joined Chelsea F.C. Women from Everton in the summer of 2018 where she vied for the position of goalkeeper Durack, who has represented England at several different age groups and has one senior cap to her name (pictured in green with her fellow England … [Read more...] about Goalkeeper swaps Chelsea for THE City: Player quits her professional football career at just 25 to work with hedge fund clients at Goldman Sachs