The Decade the Rich Won

The Decade the Rich Won

In the second episode, the government and the Bank of England are forced to react to the economic shocks brought on by Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Insiders from the world of finance tell us how these crises create an opportunity for the rich to vastly increase their fortunes.

Theresa May enters office in the aftermath of Brexit, setting her sights on tax dodgers, bloated executive pay and unethical multinational companies.

But as May struggles to implement Brexit, wealth inequality and executive pay are increasing while average wages are barely growing, sparking anger and protests.

With first-hand accounts, the episode takes us inside No 10 as the prime minister and her closest advisers promise to reset the economy in favour of ordinary working people.

The Decade the Rich Won – Tuesday 9pm on BBC2

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