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  • 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 in the country will benefit from the 20p increase. While the coalition has...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, gathered by various international news outlets, reveal details of HSBC granting bank accounts to high-risk clients...

  • 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 remain with the EU. Cohn, the head of one of...