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15 February 2023

Barclays 2022 profits – Positive Money response

London, Wednesday 15th February 2023 Barclays has today announced that its profits for 2022 were £7bn.
Bank of England holds interest rates (again)
By Anna Pick

London, Wednesday 15th February 2023

Barclays has today announced that its profits for 2022 were £7bn. 

Barclays’ results come as Positive Money launches a campaign calling for a windfall tax on banks’ excess profits.

Fran Boait, executive director at Positive Money, commented: 

“Let’s be clear: these profits were taken directly from the pockets of struggling households and businesses because of the Bank of England’s interest rate rises. 

“Banks aren’t even passing these higher rates on to savers, they’re hoarding their unearned billions in a bout of greed reminiscent of the last financial crash.

“The case for a windfall tax on excess bank profits has never been stronger. It’s time the government stood up to the finance lobby in parliament, and handed that money back to the families it was taken  from.”

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About 

Positive Money campaigns for a money and banking system which supports a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. Set up in the aftermath of the financial crisis, Positive Money is a not-for-profit company funded by charitable trusts and foundations, as well as small donations from its network of over 65,000 supporters. www.positivemoney.org

For more information or to arrange a briefing/interview with a spokesperson, please contact press@positivemoney.org.uk.

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