- RT @EconBizFin: Meet the new losers of China, the Diaosi-a term that literally translates as "male pubic hair" econ.st/1icWkjI http:… 49 minutes ago
- RT @workessence: Post - Generation: dead #generationblah #cohortblah #workplaceblogs #hrblogs enough, already workessence.com/generation-dea… 58 minutes ago
- RT @SimonHeath1: @neilmorrison plenty of the same from other demographics if you go look eg gensqueeze.ca/it-isnt-stereo… 1 hour ago
- RT @IlonaBillington: BOE Grapples With Self-Employment Puzzle on.wsj.com/1mCVuVf via @WSJecon 1 hour ago
- @SarahGBurgess Interesting stuff. Are you planning to summarise this anywhere? 1 hour ago
- RT @anitathetweeter: Camera left on Piccadilly Line. People got off at Kings Cross. Anyone recognise them? Please RT and do a good deed htt… 1 hour ago
- RT @SocietyGuardian: Former special adviser Patrick Diamond talks about his book Governing Britain: Power, Politics and the Prime Minister … 1 hour ago
- RT @SarahMcKennaHR: Appraisal season? You've got to laugh sometimes! http://t.co/tl19MFHJmP 1 hour ago
- @ariadneassoc He's said to have been born in 275, when the Turks still lived in central Asia. 1 hour ago
- RT @JaneDudman1: No bad news and more 'yes minister' for civil servants from now to 2015, says @Exauditor77 gu.com/p/3zgc3/tw 1 hour ago
- St.George was Greek, St.Andrew Hebrew, St.Patrick Welsh and St Piran Irish.The Welsh have a home grown saint. 1 hour ago
- RT @robmulholland: Hull fans singing about being City of Culture. It's unfortunate that the culture in question is penicillin. 1 hour ago
- Comparative recovery
- The social media pillory
- More freelancers than public employees: Is that really a Good Thing?
- Waiting in vain for the rebound
- Is the state shrinking?
- The working poor and the welfare cap
- Public finances: The picture is largely unchanged
- Is wealth inequality just getting back to normal?
- Bob Crow
- What happens when the pensions run out?
- Work in 2030: Even more precarious than it is now
- The 4G workplace
Monthly Archives: June 2009
At last a government minister has admitted that spending cuts are inevitable after the next election, even as Gordon Brown still tries to pretend otherwise. Despite the talk in the media of green shoots, last week’s OECD report gave the grimmest assessment … Continue reading
Andrew Rawnsley has a piece in today’s Observer covering similar themes to my post last week; that whoever wins the next election will have to make savage spending cuts, that it makes no sense to ring-fence the NHS from these … Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of posts here this week. As I explained a while ago, I’m involved in a big corporate re-organisation at the moment and, as those of you with experience of such things will know, when you’re not … Continue reading
For a moment last week it looked as though Andrew Lansley was in deep trouble. He did something that, in David Cameron’s Tory party, counts as a cardinal sin. He came dangerously close to making a policy announcement. However, the Tory spin machine, … Continue reading
This is all starting to get a bit silly. We have Cabinet members resigning and calling for the Prime Minister to go, a group of Labour MPs doing the same and now the Guardian, Labour’s staunchest ally in the press, is … Continue reading
The day after the budget I expressed some doubts about Alistair Darling’s plan for public sector cost savings. It appears that I’m not the only sceptic. One of the Operational Efficiency Programme’s authors, former Logica CEO Martin Read is not convinced … Continue reading