James Ashton

James Ashton is Head of Business across the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.

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Tax avoidance issue is too big for one nation to solve

It’s true: some of the world’s biggest companies have invested a huge amount of effort in reducing their tax bill. PwC and the rest of the Big Four accountancy firms have advised them how to do so. And it’s all been completely above board.

Trevor Phillips says he learnt a lot from Ken Livingstone ‘because he really knows how to terrify his opponents’

Trevor Phillips interview: 'Lenny Henry's celebrity has allowed us to be heard' - bringing ethnic diversity to Britain’s boardrooms

The James Ashton Interview: Working alongside the comedian, Trevor Phillips is pushing for diversity in the boardrooms – and for politicians to stop hiding from the immigration issue

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, is the first African to run a global development agency

Winnie Byanyima interview: 'We don't think charity is the way to resolve global inequality' says Oxfam International boss

The James Ashton Interview: The executive director of Oxfam International, was in Davos last week campaigning to close the huge gap between the world’s haves and have-nots

The world's biggest ego-system generates social insecurity

My Week in Davos

Prince Andrew breaks cover in Davos to publicly deny 'sex slave' allegations

There was an unusually high turnout for the royal’s annual appearance at the World Economic Forum

Snow business: action/2015's installation at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Davos 2015: Delegates at World Economic Forum demand €1trn of QE

'€500bn is not enough to recharge the eurozone and to jump-start growth'

Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust medical charity, at its HQ in London (Justin Sutcliffe)

Jeremy Farrar interview: Wellcome Trust director says 'I'm not a great believer in the power of prayer'

The James Ashton Interview: Jeremy Farrar has been at the heart of the scientific battle against the Ebola outbreak – and admits that mistakes were made

The Swiss mountain resort of Davos is the stage for this week's World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum 2015: Will the world sing along with the Davos duet?

This week's meeting is another opportunity for celebrity showboating

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