The UK government’s response to the coronavirus and the dramatic rise in public borrowing during the crisis should include a wealth tax on the richest in society, a former head of the civil service has said.
Sir Gus O’Donnell, who served as cabinet secretary under David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, said the Conservative government could prove it was serious about fighting inequality and levelling-up Britain by increasing taxes on wealth.
Describing the response to the coronavirus crisis as a “clear burning platform” for such a move, he said: “Covid has created a situation where we’re moving to a world where debt and deficit levels will be at levels we haven’t seen for decades.”
Speaking at an online eventorganised by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, O’Donnell said: “We’re going to have a debate where people will want increased spending on the NHS and things like that. When the coalition
Gold developer Ora Banda Mining has launched a $55 million equity raising following the completion of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) at its flagship Davyhurst project in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields.
The raising comprises of a two-tranche placement of up to 174 million new shares equating to about $40m, as well as the issue of about 66 million new shares in a 1-for-9 underwritten entitlement offer for a further $15m.
All new shares under the offer will be issued at a price of 23 cents per share, representing a 9.8 per cent discount to the last traded price of 25.5 cents on 2 July this year.
The Perth-based company said the proceeds of the capital raise would be utilised for the final-phase development and recommencement of the mine; including the kick-start of the previously shuttered 1.2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) processing plant, associated site infrastructure and accommodation, as well
“I’ve had an interesting journey that has led to newspaper work. When I first started college, I was going to get a literature degree and thought I would like to work in the publishing business as I am an avid reader. I own 300 books and I usually read 40 to 50 books a year. But I discovered I loved writing just as much as reading. I have been editing friends’ papers since the 8th grade and loved doing it. I started taking journalism classes and loved them, so I chose to change my degree plan.”
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