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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

Co-op Party’s Northern Ireland manifesto

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

The Co-operative Party Northern Ireland has produced its first ever local manifesto, despite this being the only UK nation where the Co-op Party is unable to support candidates as sister.. read more

Stalled progress

Posted on April 25, 2019 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Twenty one years on from the Good Friday Agreement it is clear that Northern Ireland does not have the settled and just peace that we expected.  This was clear before.. read more

‘A Threat to the Union’

Posted on April 25, 2019 · Posted in Holywell Trust, Slugger O'Toole

“Unionism needs to look and recognize that the environment around us is changing,” says former Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt MLA.  He adds: “I would like to see civic.. read more