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A day in the life of a corporate social responsibility professional would unearth a whole gambit of complex and disparate issues they must work through. Human rights, ecological degradation, fair trade, child labour, charity fundraising, sweatshops, supplier relations and anti-bribery strategies are to name but a few.
Ahead of today’s budget here is a quick recap of the economic environment and EEF’s key Budget asks that would reconfirm to manufacturers that a competitive business environment is front and centre of the government’s priorities.
Employee ownership is the model in which a business is totally or significantly owned by its employees. It already contributes more than £30bn each year to the UK economy, equating to approximately 4% of GDP.
The fact is, we’re still not building enough homes. People across the country are struggling to get on the property ladder, move out of their parents’ homes, or find a rental place they can afford.
When the Yes campaign in the Scottish independence referendum campaign launched in May 2012 it invited us all to agree that “I believe that it is fundamentally better for us all, if decisions about Scotland’s future are taken by the people of Scotland.”
The ‘no’ scenario supposes that Scotland votes on the 18th of September and we wake up to a bright new world of ‘potentially’ more devolution, which funnily enough is what the majority of Scots wanted in the first place.
As we move into the last 200 days before Scotland’s big decision is taken on 18th September, something has happened to the debate in Scotland. Suddenly the volume has been turned up, and uncertainty about the likely result has increased.
As Scots, we love our country and want the very best future for our families, our friends and everyone who lives here. The choice we will take later this year is huge.
The highest codification of International Law, The UN Charter, expressly states in Article 2(4) that the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of another state is unlawful.
There was furore when a letter on food poverty, signed by twenty-seven Anglican bishops and Methodist and Quaker leaders was printed in the Mirror. The letter written in coordination with the charity End Hunger Fast, called on the Prime Minister to act on the “acute moral imperative” to tackle problems of poverty and hunger.
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