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Girls lack confidence in their ability in maths and science and are therefore put off from applying for jobs in engineering and computing, a new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows today.

There are more working mums than ever, but the gender pay gap is still here

Mums are now not only bringing home the bacon (on a budget), but are cooking it, serving it and washing up the plates afterwards

Corporate avoidance ‘undermining’ tax system

Britain faces a “serious problem” of corporation tax avoidance, caused by overly complex rules and companies doing their utmost to shift their liabilities abroad, a committee of peers has concluded.

Asking for better value from the NHS is fine – but people aren’t products

We are now spending pretty much the same level of GDP as other advanced economies

Corporate tax avoiders face global crackdown

New global rules to force tax avoiders to “pay their fair share” will be introduced under a 15-point action plan launched by the OECD yesterday.

Academics deride league tables that guide Michael Gove's reforms

Utterly wrong! Flawed! Academics deride league tables that guide Michael Gove's reforms

Model used to calculate triennial rankings contains 'profound' error, says mathematician

G20 think tank plans global crackdown on coporate tax avoidance

New global rules to force tax avoiders to “pay their fair share” will be introduced under a 15-point action plan launched by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) think tank today. 

University degrees could be worth over £100,000

University degrees are worth over £100,000 in additional earnings

Despite recent fee rises, a degree is a significant boost to additional earnings for graduates, a new OECD study claims

One in 25 Buglarians and one in 100 Romanians are actively looking for jobs in Britain next year when they will gain the right to live and work in this country

Young people in the UK spend more time unemployment than their counterparts in Europe, says OECD

Young people in the UK spend more time out of work or on the dole than their counterparts in other western countries, according to an influential report out today.

Youngest and the best paid: Report shows teachers in UK earn one of the highest salaries

Teachers have the sixth highest salaries in the developing world

Shell 'uses sabotage claims to avoid blame for Nigeria oil spills'

Shell's persistent claims that theft and sabotage are responsible for almost all the oil spills at its operation in Nigeria could have been exaggerated, an international watchdog has found.

Male migrants in the UK have had higher levels of employment than 'native-born men' from 2007

Foreign-born men more likely to be in work than British counterparts - and migrant workers earn UK £7bn annual boost

Male migrants in the UK have had higher levels of employment than 'native-born men' from 2007

Anti-capitalist protester in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, ahead of next week’s G8 Summit

Hopes of G8 tax avoidance breakthrough fading fast as Bermuda refuses to sign up to new rules

An international deal to crack down on secretive tax havens is in jeopardy after the British Crown Territory of Bermuda refused to sign up to new transparency rules.

Help to Buy 'fuelling a new housing boom'

Fears of another property bubble as prices leap in May at their fastest rate for six years.

Hamish McRae: Whisper it quietly – but there are chinks of light in Europe's darkest hour

Economic View: Reform fatigue is mounting as visible results in growth and jobs fail to materialise

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