corporate power

  • May 20, 2014

    A new poll published by the ITUC shows workers across the world to be losing faith in national governments who they believe are putting the interests of big corporations ahead of their own,

  • January 21, 2014

    A poll of lobbyists found that only four per cent believe that the lobbying bill will increase transparency. This widely-criticised measure may block voluntary and community organisations and trade unions from flagging up public concerns. But clearly it will not achieve what is supposed to be its main purpose – making lobbying more transparent.

  • January 13, 2014

    The Lobbying Bill being debated at Westminster will do nothing to expose corporate lobbying, says Tamasin Cave, a director of SpinWatch, author, and leader of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency coalition. If we are going to diminish corporate commercial influence in government, we need to understand its tactics better and call them out.

  • January 13, 2014

    Today (13 January 2014) the House of Lords is discussing Part 1 of the controversial Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill.

  • January 11, 2014

    While charities and unions would be hamstrung by the Lobbying Bill, big money lobbyists will be virtually untouched, say political reformers.

  • November 2, 2013

    The UK Government’s decision to create a new, public register of who owns 2.5 million companies is seen as a welcome breakthrough.

  • 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.

  • February 8, 2012

    The coalition can force its welfare changes through using procedural measures, minor concessions and ‘financial privilege’ to do so. But the long-term political fall-out from all of this could be immense, says Simon Barrow. The warfare over welfare has shown just how powerful citizens’ action and web-based crowd sourcing can be.

  • December 1, 2011

    Occupy London has targeted Britain's highest paid CEO to highlight endemic corporate greed in the UK, and to call for economic and social change.

  • November 29, 2011

    Japanese Catholic bishops have released an anti-nuclear message delayed for six months, following pressure from business people.