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The University of Essex has been excelling in both education and research for more than fifty years. Essex is gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017), top 15 in England for student satisfaction (NSS 2017, overall student satisfaction, mainstream universities), and top 25 for research quality in The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Founded to be daring and different, the University continues to challenge convention and conduct pioneering research which informs policy and changes lives. We are an international community for original thinkers.

In 2013 we were awarded the only Regius Professorship for political science by HM The Queen. Research informs our teaching, providing a transformational living and learning experience which equips our students with the skills, knowledge and curiosity to build successful careers and lead fulfilling lives. With more than 13,000 students from 140 countries, Essex graduates develop a genuine world view.

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Gloomy times for BB&T bank, as it misses out on $660m in tax credits. zen Sutherland

Barclays and KPMG involved in $660m tax ‘sham structure’

What are the chances that in the face of public criticisms, big business would curb its tax avoidance practices? Well, not much, as evidenced by a case decided by the US Court of Federal Claims. Salem…
UN boots on the ground: unlikely in Syria. UN Photo/Marie Frechon

Taking aim at UN veto is the key to intervention in Syria

The United Nations was meant to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. After two years of Syrian civil war and more than 100,000 deaths, not enough has been said of the Security Council’s…
Companies can keep on ducking tax, despite what the OECD says. Yahoo! Inc

OECD tax avoidance plan is no quick fix for EU

The long awaited report on combating corporate tax avoidance by the OECD sadly has to deal with a corporate tax system which is unfit for purpose. It is a follow-up to the G8 meeting last month in Ireland…
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Prince Charles must go public with tax dealings

The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is examining some of the financial affairs of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne. The Committee should be concerned that the Duchy of Cornwall…
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G8 summit: High on vague promises, low on delivery

The G8 summit in Lough Erne was preceded by much hype and promises about action on tax avoidance and corporate secrecy, but it has delivered little. The leaders’ communiqué commits governments to nothing…
More of the same: the UK government’s banking reform bill is merely another capitulation to the banking lobby. AAP

UK banking reform bill won’t curb reckless risk-taking

Some four and-a-half years after the banking crisis that has resulted in massive public debt and a deep austerity program, the UK government has finally unveiled its Financial Services (Banking Reform…
Policies of austerity are a fundamental burden on low-income earning women in the UK. Image from www.shutterstock.com

Women are paying the price for economic austerity

Since 2010, many European governments have adopted austerity policies in an attempt to reduce the budget deficits and increases in government borrowing that were caused by the 2007/8 financial crisis…

Rudisha, Bolt…and a Broken Leg

Rudisha It was perhaps billed as the hors d'œuvres before the main event. But it was far from a second billing with David Rudisha winning the 800m in a World Record (1:40.91). It was perhaps the greatest…

Bolt - Olympic Champion

I was never in doubt that Bolt would regain his 100m Olympic title. But what made this race intriguing was the will he / won’t he win hype surrounding it - especially after the Jamaican trials. Bolt wanted…

GOLD, GOLD, GOLD

I had my ticket, jumped on a train and who would have thought that the day would have ended up with Gold, Gold, Gold. I was at the morning session of the athletics. The Olympic park is I have to say an…

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