Tax avoidance is one of the great economic scourges and social injustices of our times. The psychology is simple: why pay the State more when perfectly legal wheezes can reduce your burden?
3 December 2013: Video: Rt Hon Mr Jack Straw MP on Global Governance
The Rt Hon Jack Straw joined us at the UCL Institute of Global Governance (IGG) on 28 November to talk about the strengths and limitations of the UN system. Jack also spoke in his capacity as the inaugural Chair of the Advisory Board to the recently launched IGG. More...
21 November 2013: Jack Straw and the Institute of Global Governance
As former Foreign Secretary (2000-2006) and with extensive experience of multilateral diplomacy at the highest levels, the Rt Hon Jack Straw is exceptionally well-placed to reflect on the strengths and limitations of the UN system. Faced with the mounting instability of an unmanaged global system, combined with significant power shifts to the Global South, can the UN, the pre-eminent multilateral governance system of the 20th Century, change its business practices and meaningfully reform to meet the challenges of the 21st Century? Such questions provide the backdrop to this timely lecture by one of the UK’s leading figures in global diplomacy.
15 November 2013: Video: iPlatform for Global Change Launch
Recorded on 4th November, 2013 in Cruciform Building Lecture Theatre 1.
14 November 2013: Video: Jan-Emmanuel De Neve on Tax incentives
Jan-Emmanuel De Neve shares some data that suggest some interesting ways to incentivize people to pay their taxes. "If we can make the tax form slightly less frustrating and perhaps raise compliance, we can do a lot of good."
11 October 2013: Giving Time website launched
1 October 2013: Video: UCL / NYU Wagner - Executive Master of Public Administration in Global Public Policy and Management
30 September 2013: Announcing the Launch of Constitute
30 September 2013: UCL and Institute of Education announce new Q-Step Centre
19 September 2013: Professor Cecile Laborde has just been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).
19 September 2013: Senior Promotions for 2013
12 July 2013: Alex Skinner is Temp of the Quarter Winner
1 July 2013: European Public Policy Students in Brussels
18 June 2013: SPP Professor awarded CBE
17 June 2013: Professor Sir John Gieve - Inaugural Lecture
7 June 2013: Dr Basak Cali on BBC World News
3 May 2013: Video: Neil Mitchell Inaugural Lecture
1 May 2013: Professor Lord O’Donnell - Inaugural Lecture
1 May 2013: Lord Gus O'Donnell on Policy Impact
29 April 2013: Gus O'Donnell is as political as the politicians
21 March 2013: Video: Highlights of Open day 2013
18 March 2013: Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve - Looking for the leader gene
12 March 2013: Video: Jack Straw - Dilemmas of a Foreign Secretary
28 February 2013: Ronald Dworkin - An Obitury