Leveson: (Probably) not the end of the world as we know it

So, as expected, the Leveson Report is proving pretty unpopular in some circles. Most of the objections seem to centre round his lordship’s proposal that self-regulation of the press should now have “statutory underpinning”. This would mean that the way the chair and board of this body are to be chosen would be established in […]

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UK will crack down on its tax havens

This is an article I originally wrote for International Tax Review magazine. It’s big news for anyone concerned about rich individuals and big corporations hiding their money in tax havens at the expense of public services for Britain’s poor. EXCLUSIVE: UK to impose son of FATCA on Crown Dependencies, despite government’s denials A leaked government […]

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Want higher pay? Join a union (or move to London): The public-private pay gap explained

Hey, you know that rightwing hobby horse about public sector pay in the UK being too high because wages are generally higher than in the private sector? (Incidentally, if your response here is “but I thought rightwingers were meant to be against levelling down?” then you may have forgotten how the right argued that cutting […]

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