If You Lived in Britain Before 2015 and Paid Taxes, You Helped Abolish Slavery! As the story goes, taxes went to pay the Slave Owners for their “loss of property”.
The really interesting thing is that the families of those paid by this Act, are some of the most powerful and richest families in the UK to this day! In fact here’s a list of families that received “freedom funds”. This is a list of some of the powerful and rich elites (including a recent Prime Minister!) and here’s a list of 46,000 families/individuals who received funds, (this is just the trackable one and not a total aggregate list).
For those of you who want a source that also fact checked the original claim here you can read USA Today’s article on it! They also mention how many citizens of the UK were angry about having to pay for their ancestors mistakes, which I found kind of funny.