• August 30, 2016

    Five million adults are lacking basic reading, writing and numeracy skills essential to everyday life and being able to find and secure work, according to analysis for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • May 12, 2015

    Politicians like to talk about wealth creators. They are usually referring to very rich individuals we mustn’t tax too heavily for fear they will leave the country.

  • April 1, 2015

    For the past five years, the UK business sector and the Department for Work and Pensions have behaved like a sort of tag team, working in concert to erode the pay and conditions of workers.

  • December 11, 2013

    Human rights defenders from Colombia and Guatemala have exposed degrading environmental, ecological, economic and social impacts on indigenous communities.

  • December 5, 2013

    Activists from indigenous communities in Guatemala and Colombia have been presenting cases to a UN business and human rights forum.

  • September 5, 2013

    A coalition of human rights and aid NGOs and unions has given a cautious welcome to a UK government Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.

  • August 21, 2013

    It was the Occupy movement world wide that first coined the phrase "the one per cent" to denote the very small number of exceptionally powerful people who make far too many of the decisions about how our world runs.

  • July 29, 2013

    As the debate continues about about whether and how credit unions and other community-based financial bodies can challenge big banking and immoral, high-interest charging pay-day lenders, the Just Festival in Edinburgh will be looking at moral and sustainable commerce.

  • February 1, 2013

    A US Methodist institution, Iliff School of Theology, has pioneered a new programme aimed at strengthening participation in the world of work.

  • December 10, 2012

    It is not just governments and political opposition movements who are accused of violating human rights, and who need to be pressed to uphold them. The corporate world, which is increasingly dominant in a globalised society, faces major issues in this area.