Our Do-It-Yourself Handbook shows you how to look into a company you’ve got an issue with, and how to find and understand key pieces of information about it.
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“If you want to know what’s really going on, you need to investigate. This handbook shows how.” – Clare Sambrook, Shine a Light project, openDemocracy. Co-founder End Child Detention Now. Award-winning investigative reporter
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Want to know more about a company but don’t know where to look?
Corporate Watch’s new Do-It-Yourself Handbook shows you how to look into a company you’ve got an issue with, and how to find and understand key pieces of information about it, including:
– Who owns and runs it, and how much they are making;
– The impact of its operations;
– How much money it has, how much profit it is making and how much debt it is in;
– Details of public service and government contracts it has;
– Links with politicians;
– Its legal and regulatory duties.
The handbook also includes guides to:
– Reading company accounts;
– Understanding company law, ownership and financing;
– Making freedom of information requests;
– Searching the web;
– Talking to the company, workers and people affected by it;
and includes extensive company, government, business information and critical sources.
The focus is on UK companies but most of the information is relevant to companies wherever they are based.
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