04 February 2016 Week in Brief: UK GOOGLE TAX: The Government and HMRC have come under fire for agreeing a tax deal with Google which means the company will pay £130 million back tax over ten years. It is thought that the amount of corporation tax paid is equivalent to a rate of 3%. Criticism… Continue reading Issue 39: 2016 02 04: Week in Brief: UK
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Issue 35: 2016 01 14: Week in Brief: UK
14 January 2016 Week in Brief: UK EU REFERENDUM: David Cameron has changed his mind and has said that he will allow minsters to campaign in favour of the UK leaving the EU. The effect is to suspend the usual principle of collective cabinet responsibility. DOCTORS’ STRIKE: The strike of junior doctors has started, after… Continue reading Issue 35: 2016 01 14: Week in Brief: UK
Issue 33: 2015 12 17: The Ticking Of The Clock
17 December 2015 The Ticking of the Clock by J R Thomas Fifty or so years ago, the advertising for Rolls Royce cars used to proudly claim that at 60 miles per hour the loudest noise was the “ticking of the clock”. Now, a very different Rolls Royce business also has its eye on the… Continue reading Issue 33: 2015 12 17: The Ticking Of The Clock
Issue 29: 2015 11 19: The Art of Procuring
19 November 2015 The Art of Procuring By John Watson Try covering up a roof with not quite enough felt. Stretch it to cover the right edge, and the left edge becomes uncovered. Pull that side up, and a split opens down the middle. However many compromises you make, you always need just a little… Continue reading Issue 29: 2015 11 19: The Art of Procuring
Issue 21: 2015 09 24: Week in Brief: UK
24 September 2015 Week in Brief: UK LABOUR: Major Labour donor, Assem Allam, who has given £720,000 to the party over the last five years, has offered to provide financial support for the formation of a new centre left party or to those Labour MPs who are prepared to defect to the Liberal Democrats. John… Continue reading Issue 21: 2015 09 24: Week in Brief: UK
Issue 12: 2015 07 23: Week in Brief: Business & the City
23 July 2014 Week in Brief: BUSINESS & THE CITY GREEK BANKS: Greek financial affairs have suddenly been relegated from the headlines, following the rescue package agreed last week which has led to their banks reopening on Monday, and enabling the central bank to make the delinquent IMF payments to take the country back out… Continue reading Issue 12: 2015 07 23: Week in Brief: Business & the City
Issue 8: 2015 06 25: End Austerity Now!
25 June 2015 End Austerity Now! by J R Thomas Last Saturday was a day to enjoy one of the great British ceremonial traditions. Ranked alongside Trooping the Colour and the State Opening of Parliament, this was that great and enduring ritual of March Against [Insert Cause Here] to Parliament. The chosen cause this… Continue reading Issue 8: 2015 06 25: End Austerity Now!