25 Monday 25th April 2016
High street chain BHS is on the brink of collapse, threatening 11,000 jobs. In March 2015, company boss and billionaire businessman Sir (lol) Philip Green sold the brand for £1; since 2000, 'the amount Green’s family earned from BHS is more than the retailer’s £571m pension deficit' (the Guardian). The deficit is expected to be bailed out by the taxpayer pension backed fund.
In 2005, Phil awarded himself £1.2 billion, given to his Monaco-based wife Tina to avoid an estimated £285 million in corporate tax. Our friends from The Revolution Will Be Televised visited Topshop to show off the brand's new 'offshore' range...
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