In response to Barclay's annual results, David Hillman spokesperson for the Robin Hood Tax Campaign said:
"Barclays boasts of trebling profits and making hundreds of their employees millionaires but nothing has improved for most ordinary people since the banking crash. The harsh reality for millions is the daily struggle to make ends meet.
"The city continues to operate under a different set of rules to the rest of the economy. The government should be doing more to help families get back on their feet, and better regulate the banks."
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Notes to editors:
The Robin Hood Tax campaign is a coalition of 120 UK organisations including Barnardo’s, Comic Relief, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, Stamp Out Poverty and UNISON: www.robinhoodtax.org.uk
The campaign has more than 250,000 supporters and is endorsed by over 1,000 economists
The campaign is calling for financial transaction taxes to help tackle poverty and climate change, at home and abroad.