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Practice what you preach: tax avoidance among the rich and famous

Practice what you preach: tax avoidance among the rich and famous

Dodging tax with little to no retribution seems to have become the norm in recent years for celebrities, politicians, and business tycoons. Unfortunately, we have grown to accept it and despite the enormity and frequency of scandals, tax [read more]

Is raising minimum wage by 20p enough to end “in-work poverty”?

Is raising minimum wage by 20p enough to end “in-work poverty”?

The UK’s national minimum wage is set to rise to £6.70 per hour from October 2015. Prime minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg made the announcement yesterday as the government’s top two proclaimed that 1.4 million workers [read more]

Britain’s economy should be more like France: does Labour have a death wish?

Britain’s economy should be more like France: does Labour have a death wish?

Labour’s shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has confirmed that he would like to see the British economy resemble that of France after claiming that French workers are more productive than their British counterparts. In an interview [read more]

Should political parties get rid of their dodgy donors?

Should political parties get rid of their dodgy donors?

If this week’s revelation that HSBC covertly helped wealthy clients in Switzerland evade tax on their assets wasn’t scandalous enough, the news that numerous Swiss account-holders also happen to have made sizeable donations to [read more]

HSBC tax avoidance: bank or organised criminal gang?

HSBC tax avoidance: bank or organised criminal gang?

Secret bank account files have been leaked to reveal HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm actively engaging in helping clients avoid tax, conceal assets and withdraw large amounts of untraceable cash. In the period 2005-2008, the files, [read more]

UK must remain in the EU, urges Goldman Sachs boss

UK must remain in the EU, urges Goldman Sachs boss

Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn has warned that the UK should remain a part of the European Union, arguing that it is the “best thing for all of us”. This comes following George Osborne’s announcement about his desire to see the UK [read more]

Pound rate highest in seven years against the Euro

Pound rate highest in seven years against the Euro

The pound sterling reached its highest rate in seven years against the euro following the European Central Bank’s (ECB) commitment to buying up government and corporate bonds across the Eurozone. Over the next six months, the ECB will [read more]

Barclays bank to replace pin numbers with finger readers

Barclays bank to replace pin numbers with finger readers

Barclays bank is introducing finger vein technology for its business customers, which the bank announced will soon replace the humble pin number. The new technology will allow customers to access their online bank account and authorise [read more]

Is social media stock shifting?

Is social media stock shifting?

Last week, Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve sought to dissuade investors from buying too heavily into social media stock. The semi-annual speech to the Senate Banking Committee saw Ms Yellen note that companies in that sector had [read more]

Tesco replaces boss Philip Clarke with Unilever CEO “drastic Dave” Lewis

Tesco replaces boss Philip Clarke with Unilever CEO “drastic Dave” Lewis

Dave Lewis steps in as Tesco’s chief executive to revive sales after worst performance in decades Tesco’s chief executive Philip Clarke, 54, will step down in October to make way for Dave Lewis, the head of Unilever’s personal care [read more]


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