Embankment to Hyde Park, London. 11am-1:30pm
Demonstration calling for a future that encourages companies to raise average pay, penalises big bonuses and invests in training and new industries. Main site Travel from Sheffield

Meetings etc

the Whitehall Study and how it turned stress upside down
This month an informal presentation and discussion about the Whitehall Study, which famously found that people in jobs with lower pay and with less control suffered more health problems, contradicting previous assumptions that stress was a problem of high status jobs. Sheffield Equality Group is an autonomous group affiliated to the national Equality Trust and meets on the first Wednesday of every month. All welcome
7pm-9pm,  Wednesday  7th November
Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW
The Devil’s Deal – An Insider’s Tale of How Money is Made, with Andreas Loizou
Are the risks being taken with your money really as outrageous as everyone seems to think? Would your cash be safer in a shoe box under your bed? The Devil’s Deal takes you to the heart of the financial underworld and exposes the players and the games they play.
7pm Monday 29th October
Sheffield Showroom
Sheffield 2012 Transition Awards – 7pm to 11pm Thursday 29 November
Join Transition Sheffield for a sparkling evening to celebrate groups who are creating more sustainable communities in Sheffield. With inspiring local artists, special celebrity guest and Chrystine Moon as compere
Burton Street Function Suite, Hillsborough, S6 2HH

More stuff to see and do? Go to http://alt-sheff.org/


Tax Evaders October Prize

WINNER: Starbucks pays 0.2% tax on UK sales
RUNNER UP: Facebook pays 1% tax on UK revenue
See all the entrants (and a great infographic) on the marvellous Guardian datablog

News and comment

“Perhaps most upsetting, children talked anxiously of how aware they were of the  emotional and financial strains that parents were facing, ‘When I ask for stuff,  my mum tells me to go away,’ Esther, aged 14, told us. ‘I wish I could just get  a load of money and give it to her.'” Justin Forsyth, CEO of Save the Children, relates the figures and experiences behind childhood poverty in the UK… as the use of food banks increase
“The argument for a living wage is moral and economic. It’s based on the belief that work should bring the dignity of a decent wage – enough to keep a family out of poverty and debt.” – Preston Council commits to a Living Wage and asks contractors to do the same… whilst the London Living Wage is found to have brought real benefits to employees and employers, although 20% of londoners are still not paid it…
“Those caught in the spiral of toxic debt legal loan sharks create will be asking what more has to happen before the government changes its mind and puts their needs first” – Wonga.com makes £185m profits from payday loans as business booms…
(p.s. if you’re a bit short, go to Sheffield Credit Union instead!)