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Farmers’ fair-weather friend?

Campaigners have cried foul over Sainsbury’s decision to stop working with the Fairtrade Foundation on tea, but is it really the ‘regressive step’ critics claim? By David Burrows. Sainsbury’s was one of the first retailers to sell Fairtrade products, and in the past 20 years or so it’s grown into the world’s largest retailer of…
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Tax firms face fines

Accountants, tax planners and advisors could face tough penalties if they are found to have helped companies avoid tax. Currently tax avoiders face significant financial costs if HMRC defeats them in court. However, those who advised on, or facilitated, the avoidance bear little risk. This could change under the new proposals published this week by…
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Tax avoiders have hell to pay

Campaign groups, newspapers, MPs and even the European Commission are on the warpath. Can companies afford to keep dodging the Revenue? In December, Starbucks declared its largest ever UK profit and its biggest tax bill. Three years after the company was shamed for avoiding tax, the announcement appeared, as the Financial Times reported, “to draw…
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The fat keeps flowing

CAMPAIGNERS SAY that politicians' fear of the big food companies is clogging up efforts to curb obesity. Is it time for a more radical approach?                   If the opinions of our experts opposite prove anything it’s that there is precious little agreement on how to solve the…
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FootprintFeature: Salt, Sugar, Sweat

WITH MASSIVE sponsorship from fast food companies and a veil of secrecy covering alternative catering, London 2012 was quickly titled ‘the junk food Olympics’. But was that an accurate moniker, and could it actually have a positive outcome?   Long billed as the “largest peacetime catering operation in the world”, the Olympic Games saw over…
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OLYMPIC SPONSORS NEED TO PULL WEIGHT

The Olympic Games in London 2012 may not meet its sustainability goals unless sponsors start taking on some of the burden. According to reports in the Financial Times, the head of the organising committee, David Stubbs, said of the targets: “We know we can’t do this on our own.” The London 2012 Games has been…
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