An orgy of wealth is, on the face of it, just about the last thing Britain needs as the country teeters on the brink of an economic abyss thanks to the (very necessary) measures taken to try to contain Covid-19.

But we’re going to get it anyway, thanks to the annual Sunday Times Rich List, which is set for publication at the weekend.

“Celebrating excessive wealth in this way is like holding a five-course banquet in a food bank,” said Wanda Wyporska, executive director of the Equality Trust, in response.