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The Radio 4 presenter has a CV that would make even the most successful feel inadequate. He moved to the Today programme after a six-and-a-half-year stint as the BBC's economics editor. The Oxford-and Harvard-educated Dragons' Den presenter has written and co-written several books.

It's the tax tricksters turn to face our wrath. But do they deserve it?

Evan Davis gave the head of tax at PwC a grilling on Radio 4

The UK charges one of the lowest rates among the world’s biggest economies

Autumn Statement reaction: Business gives the OK – but bankers aren’t going to buy it

Surprise cut in corporation tax is a winner while new rise in banking levy sparks fears over credit supply

Margaret Hodge stepped up her campaign against tax avoidance, suggesting that the government contracts should not be given to accountancy firms that help tax avoiders

Starbucks ready to agree tax settlement as sales slump

Watchdog urges ban on Government contracts for accountants who assist tax evasion

David Blunkett: 'We can afford it because otherwise, down the road, the cost of caring for dementia will be enormous'

In a time of shrinking budgets and austerity, David Blunkett advocates... microfinance. But why?

Our diarist notes the former Home Secretary retains a sense of irony

Pensions deal deadly blow to Britain's ailing firms …

Britain's under-funded pension schemes could cripple several of Britain's biggest companies and wreck prospects for economic recovery, a report today warns.

Size matters in choosing an auditor, Big Four say

The Big Four accountants have launched fierce defences of the reasons for their market dominance in auditing major companies.

Britain's corporate stars face pension time bomb

A report out today reveals that British businesses are buckling under their liabilities

Hewlett-Packard takes £5.5bn hit after accusing UK firm Autonomy of fiddled accounts

Hewlett-Packard took an 8.8 billion US dollar (£5.5 billion) hit today as it accused former staff at a UK software company it bought last year of cooking the books.

£17m pension deficit sends Liverpool charity under

A major British charity that helps the homeless and domestic abuse victims yesterday became the first to go bust because of pension obligations.

Lamprell alert but shares leap

Lamprell warned that its full-year loss would be seven times greater than previously forecast as it unleashed its fifth profits warning since the spring yesterday.

Pensions burden sends homeless charity broke

A major British charity that helps the homeless and domestic abuse victims yesterday became the first to go bust because of pension obligations.

Heat turned up on 'Big Four' accountants

Evidence mounts at Competition Commission of 'closed shop' among leading accountancy firms

Poorest families hit hardest by income squeeze

The UK's poorest families are the biggest victims of the latest squeeze on household budgets due to the rising cost of living, according to research released today.

EADS inquiry into Saudi bribe claims

EADS has launched an external, group-wide investigation into its anti-corruption practices as the European aerospace company admitted for the first time that it had failed to react quickly enough to a whistleblower's claim that its UK unit paid bribes to secure contracts in Saudi Arabia.

Temperatures may rise 6c by 2100, says study

The world is destined for dangerous climate change this century – with global temperatures possibly rising by as much as 6C – because of the failure of governments to find alternatives to fossil fuels, a report by a group of economists has concluded.

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