News story: We can end global poverty by 2030 – United Nations report

An international panel, co-chaired by David Cameron, has told the United Nations that the world can – and must – end extreme poverty by 2030. The panel, who were tasked with looking at the best ways to reduce global poverty by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, presented its final recommendations today. In its report, titled […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Politics live: readers’ edition – Thursday 30 May

Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week’s events in our open threadWant to chat to Andrew Sparrow and meet the politics live community? Come along to our informal top contributors meetup on the evening of Tuesday 4 June at Kings Place. Email james.walsh@guardian.co.uk for an inviteI’m not writing […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Politics live: readers’ edition – Monday 27 May

Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week’s events in our open threadWant to chat to Andrew Sparrow and meet the politics live community? Come along to our informal top contributors meetup on the evening of Tuesday 4 June at Kings Place. Email james.walsh@guardian.co.uk for an inviteI’m not writing […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Why Jelly is good for small businesses

Working from home can be great, but it’s good to interact with other business owners sometimes. That’s where Jelly comes inWorking from home has many advantages but also a number of challenges, among which is the danger of becoming isolated. Working alone in your spare room may make you not only feel lonely and cut-off, […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Hugh Muir’s Diary: Trouble behind the curtains in Green-land as members protest at EU selection

A question for parties everywhere: how Green was my election?• Cold realities afflict the Greens as critics from without and within attack the party for mooted pay cuts at its flagship Brighton council. But that isn’t the only problem for the hierarchy and the activists. Behind the scenes there has been fear and loathing over […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Multinational tax avoiders had better beware the ‘unappreciative taxpayer’ | Simon Bowers

Tax professionals have long considered strategies within the letter of the law unimpeachable – but times are changingAs with many business leaders and tax professionals, the president of the CBI clearly feels a growing sense of frustration at the direction of the public debate over multinationals and their tax bills.”Tax avoidance cannot be about morality, […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

All sides in Syria have weapons ‘except the good guys’, says British official

Foreign office official suggests Syrian opposition has insisted on getting access to arms before agreeing to enter talksAll sides in the Syrian conflict have access to weapons “except the good guys,” according to the official in charge of handling Britain’s response to the crisis in Syria.Reza Afshar, head of the Syria team at the foreign […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Fixed-price energy war good news for customers

Suppliers are on the verge on a fixed-price energy war – which will help consumers looking to shelter from potential hikesNPower customers who are coming to the end of one of its energy tariffs are being urged to take advantage of a “fixed-price war” or be hit by an annual increase in their bills of […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Recession is a good time to exploit cheap labour, says Cameron aide

Lord Young says low-wage conditions are a bonus for business, drawing a furious response from the TUCThe prime minister’s adviser on enterprise has told the cabinet that the economic downturn is an excellent time for new businesses to boost profits and grow because labour is cheap, the Observer can reveal.Lord Young, a cabinet minister under […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!