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Saving an economy under siege

Posted on March 15, 2020 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

The global economy will almost certainly not grow this year and may go into recession as a result of coronavirus. We know from the 2008/9 financial crash that the weakest.. read more

Irish unity: A Ten Year Plan

Posted on March 15, 2020 · Posted in The Detail, Uncategorized

https://www.thedetail.tv/articles/new-ireland

Sue Gray: shaking up Northern Ireland’s Civil Service

Posted on March 8, 2020 · Posted in Accounting & Business

In her role as the Cabinet Office’s director general of propriety and ethics, Sue Gray was dubbed ‘the most powerful woman in Britain’ by the ConservativeHome website. Today, though, she.. read more

BEPS

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Profit shifting costs countries $100bn to $240bn in lost tax revenue each year, estimates the OECD, with developing nations particularly losing out. In response, the OECD is leading on the.. read more

Public sector innovation

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Participatory budgeting is being used by public bodies around the world to address some of the critical challenges they face. These include lack of trust in the public sector, corruption,.. read more

Derry waits

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in Agenda NI

First, the good news. Derry is one of the most improved small cities in the UK’s devolved nations, according to the 2019 Good Growth Index published by the Demos think-tank.. read more

Boris wins

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in The Detail

Boris Johnson has at last won a vote in the House of Commons in favour of a withdrawal agreement. How significant the passing is of the second reading of the.. read more

Wrightbus survives

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Subject to the t’s being crossed and the i’s being dotted, Wrightbus is to be saved. A rather ill-tempered negotiation between Jo Bamford’s company Ryse Hydrogen and the Wright family.. read more

Thomas Cook

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in Co-operative News

More than 150,000 holiday makers had to be repatriated following the collapse of travel agents Thomas Cook.  The business failure could lead to the loss of the firm’s 21,000 employees’.. read more

Europe made me

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in The Independent

It was 45 years ago that I left Britain for the first time, to hitch-hike around Western Europe.  I was a different person and the continent was a different place. .. read more

Funding the arts

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Harvey Weinstein promised $5m to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts as an endowment for women filmmakers.  As allegations surfaced about the Hollywood producer’s sexual abuse of women,.. read more

Co-op legal changes pending in Ireland

Posted on February 12, 2020 · Posted in Co-operative News

Co-operative legislation in Ireland is set for a major overhaul, but the slow pace of decision-making is leaving uncertainty for the sector. It was back in 2016 that Ireland’s Department.. read more