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UK Trade Union membership vs Income of UK’s top 1%

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Employers forced to repay workers for refusing minimum wage

More than 26,000 workers for some of UK’s largest companies paid back £4m following action by HM Revenue and Customs Tens of thousands of workers who were denied the minimum wage have received hundreds of pounds in back pay from … Continue reading

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Poor nations ‘deprived of billions as half of investment is chanelled through tax havens’

Report says one single transaction could have provided every Indian primary school child with a subsidised meal for a year if it been taxed fully Some of the world’s poorest countries are missing out on billions each year due to … Continue reading

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Europe and the US should heed Latin America on drugs – Guardian editorial

It’s time to engage with Latin America and pursue alternatives to the present policy You wouldn’t know it from listening to UK officials but a game-changing debate is taking place in the Americas about the war on drugs. There is a … Continue reading

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Energy bills to be made ‘more fair’ says Cameron

Prime Minister backs plans for simpler energy bills, with four core tariffs, to come into effect towards the end of 2013 Gas and electricity customers ‘will get the best possible energy tariff,’ said David Cameron. The prime minister is supporting … Continue reading

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UK public finances show January surplus

The UK’s public finances recorded a surplus of £11.4bn in January, £5bn higher than in the same month last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). January often records a surplus thanks to an influx of … Continue reading

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