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Reports that Apple has not paid any tax in New Zealand for a decade have prompted experts to voice concerns that much-promised international crackdowns on the problem will fall short of the mark. An investigation by the New Zealand Herald found that Appl
The latest unemployment rate figures brought the bad news that the unemployment rate is again rising, but perhaps more concerning is that February saw a record level of underemployment. With weak full-time employment growth, underemployment is in many wa
The declining rate of home ownership in Australia is becoming so serious it could undermine the superannuation system, a new report warns. If present trends continue, fewer Australians will be able to support themselves in retirement without relying on t
The government is being urged to tackle segregation in schools after research claimed that more than a quarter of all state primary schools across England and four in 10 state secondaries are ethnically segregated. The study, which uses a new measure of
There are certain places that cease to be places in the public imagination. They become shorthand for a loathed political establishment or distant, overmighty government. In America, that place is “Washington, DC”. For Eurosceptics, it’s “Brussels”. And
My mother Diana Wallace, who has died aged 92, was a social worker dedicated to her chosen field in both a professional and voluntary capacity throughout her life. She was born in Exeter, Devon, to John Sidey, an architect, and his wife, Florence (nee Br
1 Tax havens don’t like democracy Most of us take democracy for granted, but you would have to think again if you lived in a tax haven. Singapore has had the same party in power since 1959. Jersey, meanwhile, has never had a general election, the members
The Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, believes European football should consider more restraints on spending, squad limits and changes to the transfer system to stop rich clubs from dominating. The Slovenian, who has been in charge of European football
Men should be given father-only parental leave to tackle the “very, very low” take-up rate, experts have told MPs. Dads who want to be more involved in their children’s lives fear damaging their careers and denting their family’s income if they ask for f
Shares, oil and the US dollar were all under pressure as global financial markets took fright at the prospect that Donald Trump would fail to deliver on his growth-boosting promises. In the most nervous conditions since the immediate aftermath of the pre
Howard Hodgkin’s final work, completed just three months before he died in March this year aged 84, has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery. The self-portrait, Portrait of the Artist Listening to Music, shows the painter grappling with his o
Tony Blair was talking about Martin McGuinness after his death (Report, 22 March). One is reputed to have killed people without legal justification – murder. One arranged the deaths of people with legal justification – invading Iraq. Is the lesson of the
Because I once worked as an English-speaking money transfer operator in Russian banks, I know perfectly well what Luke Harding, Nick Hopkins and Caelainn Barr are writing about (British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money, 20 March). A fri
Recruiting NHS staff from other countries saves the British taxpayer the very substantial costs of training them. However, the proportional financial cost to poorer source countries is much greater than our saving. John Holme (Letters, 21 March) mentions
We read with great interest your article in the Family section (Mum always said I was white, like her, 18 March). While it is an unusual story, it is by no means rare for children to live in families that are not the same in appearance as themselves. The
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