Perhaps more than any other industry, the "third sector" - charities, not-for-profit organisations, community groups and social businesses that now boast an annual income of nearly £16bn and well over 500,000 employees - should be the natural soulmate of a Labour government.
Nick Cohen reveals the astonishing details of how a little-noticed international agreement could und
Observations on Buy Nothing Day
The chief executive of Cable & Wireless fell for the guff, gobbledegook and hype of the dotcom boom.
French wine, with its hundreds of varieties, doesn't suit the global market. Must it change?
Observations on British management
The Bank of England seems incapable of understanding the boom in house prices. Worse, it isn't warni
Targets are all the rage in industry as well as in government; but company bosses, at BP and elsewhe
Auctions - Peter Watson on how themed sales might save the art market from crashing
Our Financial Services Authority seems to have no appetite for hunting scalps and nailing fraudsters
Observations on corporate social responsibility
Observations on corporate sponsorship
Let's applaud the new head of Abbey National for telling the truth about house prices: they are set
Governments say they are powerless to control big business in an age of electronic dealing and globa
Dame Marjorie Scardino is wrong: the personality of the chief executive is a better guide to the cha
If you want your company to be a success, get a Tory wet on the board. But steer clear of the hanger
<em>Labour Party Conference</em> - Instead of holding swanky receptions in Blackpool this year, busi
God and Mammon do not make a profitable partnership, as an Edinburgh bank discovered to its cost whe
Ministers want teachers to become entrepreneurs, and sell services to each other
Why are we using taxpayers' money to arm dictators and to back projects that destroy the environment
The head of the TUC speaks out against war in Iraq and issues a veiled warning to Blair that he face
A new American law would stop companies defrauding pensioners. But Blair is lobbying Washington for
John Monks, who will next year become the first Englishman to run the European Trade Union Confederation, is not the only British union leader performing on the world stage. More than half the international labour institutions are currently run by Brits.
Television - Andrew Billen watches as the TV suits hold their annual exercise in self-justification
You always knew that the rich got richer through no merit of their own, didn't you? Now, with the ai
I went shopping. Now I know why PPP won't work, and so does Jonathan Pryce
Corporatism is out of fashion; it has been a dirty word since the 1970s. Yet it helped to create the postwar settlement that saw an unprecedented growth in working-class wealth and opportunity. It accepted that tensions between labour and capital existed and mattered.
From the city of <em>The Full Monty</em> comes the forgotten rumble of revolt, as the shop floor sen
After the Conservatives had won the 1979 general election, Lady Hartwell, wife of the then proprietor of the Daily Telegraph, is reported to have said: "At last, we live in a world where it will be possible to sack servants again." Is that world coming to an end?