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Cameron pressed on Google Bermuda 'tax dodge'

26 November 2013 - 1:41pm

David Cameron today faces pressure to abolish the UK's tax havens as a charity singled out Bermuda as a key target amid reports that Google has increased the royalty payments it shifts through the island to avoid tax.

Alliance Boots avoids £1.1bn tax

14 October 2013 - 4:30pm

Taxpayer-funded firm's gain worth 78,000 nurses, two years' prescription charges or 5.2m ambulance calls.

‘Time for Abbey to act strictly on Matalan justice'

11 October 2013 - 10:46am

The anti-poverty charity battling to win compensation for destitute victims of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh today urged Strictly Come Dancing star and Matalan model Abbey Clancy to back their calls for help.

Factory deaths spark brands safety call

9 October 2013 - 4:46pm

Brands reported to have links with last night's deadly fire at a Bangladeshi garment factory today came under new pressure to sign a legally-binding safety accord.

Activists fight for right to the city

4 October 2013 - 11:13am

British campaigners and representatives from overseas social movements battling to win employment and housing rights in their cities join forces next month in a unique event that will seek public support for their causes.

Charity slams conduct code for private military and security companies

19 September 2013 - 3:12pm

The charity War on Want today branded as “a licence for abuse” a new voluntary code of conduct for private military and security companies launched this afternoon in Geneva.

Play star joins killer drones protest

13 September 2013 - 1:54pm

Campaigners, including actor Lucy Ellison, from the London theatre hit Grounded, today used toy planes, video game controllers, Games of Thrones (“Game of Drones”) memorabilia and banners to demand the government stops “remote control slaughter” in a major protest over its growing use of drones.

Retailers attacked on Rana Plaza snub

11 September 2013 - 9:39am

Fashion chains Mango and Benetton today face heavy criticism for shunning discussions on compensation for Bangladeshi victims of the Rana Plaza disaster, despite both retailers admitting to have recent orders or production in factories located in the building.

Clothes brands told: ‘Pay living wage'

6 September 2013 - 8:12am

Amid the countdown to London Fashion Week, the leader of Bangladeshi garment workers, like those involved with the Rana Plaza disaster, flies into Britain today to demand a living wage for people on poverty pay making clothes for UK retailers.

Topshop bosses attacked on Bangladesh safety

24 July 2013 - 10:23am

Topshop, now being sued by Rihanna for using her image on T-shirts without permission, faces more controversy today for not having signed up to the Bangladesh Safety Accord.

The anti-poverty charity War on Want urged the public to press Topshop's parent company, Arcadia Group, to join other leading fashion retailers that have signed the Accord.

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