Blogs

4 Aug 2013

The Patent Box is supposed to be a tax technicality: from April of this year (2013), any company that makes profits out of a patent can pay a lower tax rate on that bit of their profits. It is meant to encourage investment and economic growth, and to prevent the movement of intellectual property offshore. But Wendy Bradley discovers that the devil is in the detail of what is actually a multi-milion pound giveaway to big companies. The government needs seriously to look at benefits, procedure and priorities in adjusting the tax system.

4 Aug 2013
3 Aug 2013

The Czech authorities have been told to protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, ahead of planned racist demonstrations.

3 Aug 2013

Citizens concerned about the risks of deep sea mining targeted the Deep Sea Mining Industry Summit last week, picketing the Cumberland Hotel in London.

3 Aug 2013

This summer's behind-the-scenes deals show that the House of Lords in its present form remains unsustainable, says Unlock Democracy.

2 Aug 2013

The Just Festival in Edinburgh will get off to a dramatic start with appearances from the cast of 'Tejas Verdes' and 'Singing I'm no a Billy he's a Tim' at its official opening event on 3 August 2013.

2 Aug 2013

The groundbreaking Just Festival, successor to the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, will be officially launched tomorrow with many high-profile contributors.