Banks mired in scandal and bailed out by the state are set to
infuriate hard-up families by announcing their share in nearly £5billion
in bonuses.The bumper payouts could include £2.2billion for
staff at HSBC amid controversy over its Swiss banking arm, accused of
helping super-rich customers evade tax
a £500million handout at Royal Bank of Scotland will be a slap in the
face for taxpayers landed with a £9billion loss on the bailed-out bank.
are part of a near £5billion bonanza that could be unveiled by
Britain’s Big Four banks alongside a surge in profits in the coming
Lloyds, also part-owned by the taxpayer, is expected to pay out around £375million to staff.
Barclays completes the picture with just under £2billion.
O’Connell of TaxPayers’ Alliance added: “The cost of the bank bailouts
is still hitting the country’s finances hard and huge bonuses will just
rub salt in the wound.
“The government has got to get the cost of funding these banks off the backs of taxpayers and into the private sector where they belong.”