Big business makes more money but pays less tax as small firms are hit harder

Big business makes more money but pays less tax as small firms are hit harderCorporation tax payments by UK's largest firms have fallen by more than a fifth since 2000A report warned cash payments could cost families over 200 each yearInvestigation found profits of big businesses have risen by 65% to 329bn | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 28 December 2012 Strong criticism: Lord Oakeshott slammed the 'culture of collusion' between large companies and HMRC The full extent of tax avoidance by big business was laid bare yesterday on a ‘black day’ for taxpayers. Despite soaring profits, corporation tax payments by the UK’s largest firms have fallen by more than a fifth since 2000

Europe"s most exotic city? It"s Manchester! 153 languages spoken by a population of 500,000

Europe's most exotic city It's Manchester! 153 languages spoken by a population of 500,000 Rivalled only by New York and Paris for ethnic and linguistic mix Indian and West African languages, Uyghur and Nahuati spokenStudy says number will only increase as students flood city | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 16 December 2012 Diverse: A study has found 153 languages are spoken in Manchester Its detractors try to portray it as a cold, wet and sometimes insular place. But Manchester is actually one of the most exotic cities in the world, researchers claim

2011 census: Immigration can bring huge benefits but on this scale, it"s too much to cope with

Yes, immigration can bring huge benefits. But on this scale and at this speed, it's too much to cope with | UPDATED: 09:30 GMT, 12 December 2012 There you have it. The newly released results of the last census have made it official.

Exclusive London golf club in turmoil as members accuse their champ of cheating

Exclusive London golf club in turmoil as members accuse their champ of cheating Top player at Wimbledon Park Golf Club accused of using foul language and cheating | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 3 December 2012 Established under the reign of Queen Victoria, Wimbledon Park Golf Club has hosted some of the finest players the sport has ever created.

Silencing the cold call claim sharks

Silencing the cold call claim sharks | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 28 November 2012 Finally! Fines were given to two businessmen who bombarded people with nuisance text messages At last! Yesterday the Information Commissioner struck a significant blow for a British public sick and tired of being endlessly bombarded by automated phone calls promising compensation for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance. Fines worth 440,000 were levied on two unscrupulous businessman who had been text messaging people at random, saying without any justification that the recipient was entitled to a four-figure sum from their bank.