EU Gifts £13m to Super-Rich
Wealthy landowners reap the benefits of Brussels’s common agricultural policy
SUPER-RICH landowners raked in a mammoth £13 million in EU common agricultural policy (CAP) subsidies last year, Greenpeace revealed yesterday.
The top 100 CAP recipients took in £87.9m in 2015, with the 16 of them on the Sunday Times Rich List accounting for £13.4m.
They include the Queen, a Saudi prince, the late Duke of Westminster, the Duke of Northumberland, estates owner Sir Richard Sutton, the Earl of Moray, Baron Phillimore and his family, and the Earl of Plymouth.
Of the £87.9m, £61.2m came from the... read more
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