ACTIONAID RESPONDS TO OECD BASE EROSION AND PROFIT SHIFTING REPORT

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“The OECD report on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting has laid down a challenge to the United Kingdom and governments around the world to fix the broken tax system. Are they prepared to co-operate fully with other nations to establish an equitable set of rules, or will competitive self-interest continue to win the day?

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Police forces hit by budget cuts- increases in 999 response times and missed 999 calls

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British Keystone Cops feeling the Strain

Police forces are taking up to 30% longer to react to 999 calls
http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2013/07/13/revealed-police-forces-are-taking-up-to-30-longer-to-react-to-999-calls/

* In some forces vital minutes have been added to the time it takes for a squad car to arrive at an accident or crime scene
* Just under a third of the police forces that collect response time information confirmed they reacted more slowly to emergency calls in 2012 than they did in 2010
* Some police force 999 emergency response times have increased by over 15%, with one force recording an increase of 30%
* Five police forces have changed their target times since 2010, giving themselves more time to respond to 999 call-outs
* A 23% increase between 2010 and 2012 in the number of calls not answered by the closest police force, but instead being bounced on to a neighbouring force

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UK’s first ‘phone rage index’

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BT Values Your Call – PLEASE KEEP HOLDING

 

A NATION OF “STALL CENTRES”

INTRODUCING THE UK’S FIRST ‘PHONE RAGE INDEX’

· Consumer website PleasePress1 launches monthly index charting the companies most likely to waste your time on the phone

· HM Revenue & Customs ranks highest on the rage index with over 38,000 page views in the last month

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