UK bankers criticise new bonus tax

City traders in the United Kingdom express outrage over new bonus tax.

    Alistair Darling, Britain's finance minister, has announced a new tax on bankers' bonuses, imposing a 50 per cent levy on payments of more than $40,000.

    The new tax will be paid by the banks, not by individuals, in a move to discourage excessive payouts. Some experts say the government's plan for a one-off tax on bank bonuses may make London a significantly less attractive plan for foreign banks to do business.

    Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from England's capital where many city traders are furious because of the new tax.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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