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Governments and Tax

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
This week the issue of corporate Tax Avoidance was in the news – again. Firstly it was reported that Thames Water, despite making profits of £259m, will not being paying any tax this year*. (With corporation tax at 20% that’s a loss to the taxpayer of[...]

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Canterbury is not for shale by Julie Wassmer

Crossposted from Canterbury Times by Julie Wassmer
LAST week more than 150 high-profile names signed a letter calling for fracking to be suspended pending an “independent and thorough public debate.”
Part of an initiative called Talk Fracking, the letter’s signees included Professor Sir Harold Kroto FRS (Nobel Laureate in chemistry), Professor David Smythe (Emeritus professor[...]

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Privatisation – The Next Financial Scandal

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
This week it was revealed just how lucrative privatisation contracts have become for the private firms which get them, and by the same measure just how much the general public has been ripped-off by them. This time it  relates to the PFI (Private Finance Initiative) method[...]

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EWG meeting on Monday 9th June 2014

EWG meeting on Monday 9th June 2014 – minutes
John, Steve, Janos, Clive
1. Janos has integrated the names to the Opportunities and will integrate the framework as an Appendix 3(b). Some old issues have been archived – to go on the website – Obi? Future meetings stack for Fridays. Including Steve – history of[...]

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Why is the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) a bad deal?

Why is the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) a bad deal? Crossposted from the Touchstone Blog, 28 Apr 2014, by Rosa Pavanelli
The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) is being negotiated in secret to make it easier for big multinational companies to take over the vital public services, such as health care and education, which[...]

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Corresponding with Humberside Police by Tim Williams.

Corresponding with Humberside Police by Tim Williams. Tim was one of the Occupiers at OccupyLSX camp and like many others answered the call to stop Fracking in Balcombe, back in July, and then Barton Moss. This is an Occupier’s Perspective of negotiating with the police. Other Occupiers and Protectors may not hold the same views.[...]

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Economics WG Friday 6th June 2013

Economics WG Friday 6th June 2013
EWG meeting on Friday 6th June 2014 – minutes
John, Schlacke, Omar, Obi, Mary, Ellena, Janos, Tom, Steve B, Clive
1. How we create agendas? – Who will set the agenda for Friday meetings? And post it on the website? Tim will do it for the next four weeks[...]

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Economics WG Friday 23rd May 2013

Occupy London Economics Working Group
Preliminary Extension of Aims and Objectives
Draft 1.(1 ref.) John Courtneidge January to May 2014
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Who we are:
We are a diverse group of people who are not happy with the present economic system and ant to see it evolve into something better.
Purposes, Aims and objectives:
EWG Aims[...]

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Putney Debates Planning Group 3 June 2014,

Minutes – Putney Debates Planning Group
3 June 2014, Friends Euston
 
Present: Steve, Obi, Carl, Julie, Dave,       Apologies, Tim, Chris FD, Peter C.
Omar at start & end.
 
Numbering relates to the erratically numbered Agenda items.
5/ Progress on Action Points – where incomplete AGREED people will report progress to the list by[...]

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