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Most major businesses in the UK want closer ties with the EU. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Why the UK has no clear party of business

The Conservatives and Labour have two radically distinct visions – but both propose widespread interruption to 'business as usual'.
Hundreds of people march in Vancouver to protest against corporate greed as part of the global Occupy movement in October 2011. (Shutterstock)

Corporate welfare bums: It’s payback time

Canada’s welfare state is disintegrating while corporate welfare soars. In an era of climate crisis, precarious work and instability, it’s time the corporate welfare bums paid us back.
Google vice president Matt Brittin (right) and John Dixon, Ernst and Young’s head of tax (left), giving evidence to a Public Accounts Committee on tax avoidance in 2013. PA / PA Archive

How governments are helping big companies pay less tax

Governments may pledge to stop big companies from exploiting tax avoidance loopholes, but are they being honest?

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