The world’s nations met for the 23rd “Conference of the Parties”, or COP23, in Bonn, Germany from 6th-17th November. The conference occurs annually under the UN Framework of Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and creates a much-needed platform for international discussions regarding global warming and sustainability.
We work, we pay taxes, and the rest of our disposable income is spent on bills, groceries and other normal goods. This is how we see society working, but nothing is ever that simple. Let’s change the story, to one where it is possible to retain most of the income you earn by paying less taxes – if any at all. Would you consider it, if I told you most of these schemes are legal? Would you still consider it if I told you that the UK loses approximately £16bn a year in tax avoidance – may be if I put it on a bus and mentioned the NHS you might! Continue reading “Paradise Falls”
The first WES Presents of the 2017/18 academic year featured Sir John Vickers, former Chief Economist at the Bank of England (1998-2000) and currently professor of Economics at the University of Oxford. The 1-hour talk focused on the topic of banking reform with specific reference to the work of the Independent Committee on Banking (ICB), which Sir Vickers chaired. Continue reading “WES Presents: Sir John Vickers”