- @yorksranter @dsquareddigest What's a 'media Nathan'? I only ask because I want to work it into a conversation! 1 hour ago
- @OwenJones84 That's from the days when he still had a party. 2 hours ago
- There really is a Mid-Life Crisis Motorcycle Club: mid-lifecrisismcc.org.uk/662/ Brilliant! 4 hours ago
- The disappearing gender pay gap: wp.me/p3uYA-1LO Has pay levelled down rather than up? asks @GrumpyLecturer 4 hours ago
- RT @VeryBritishDude: Does @ToryGrassroots realise how much faster This government is cutting than Thatcher's first, despite the landslide? … 4 hours ago
- @adamcorlett @Frances_Coppola Recent rise is self-employment is due to weak labour demand and casualisation. 4 hours ago
- @Frances_Coppola @adamcorlett I doubt it too. Tax ruse thing is a red herring. Possibly true in the case of a few senior people. 4 hours ago
- The gender pay gap? It's a Gen X thing! wp.me/p3uYA-1LO #HR #equality #ukemplaw 4 hours ago
- @tweetyaca When you talk so quickly, you need the odd pause for breath :-) 4 hours ago
- Check out the 'countervailing power' comment on Slide 17 from #LSEHR2013 www2.lse.ac.uk/management/doc… cc @GrumpyLecturer 4 hours ago
- @prateekbuch Only joking! I will but it will be a better post for having read yours. 5 hours ago
- Must-read: @prateekbuch on income inequality ow.ly/lgXly Was going to blog on this but I don't think I'll bother now! 5 hours ago
- What’s happened to the gender pay gap?
- Whatever the UK’s problems are, leaving the EU won’t solve them
- Sleepwalking into tomorrow’s state
- Fixing A&E
- How to reduce your gender pay gap
- Thatcherite zeal? Or just a re-enactment?
- Who lost the 20th century?
- Lambic and geuze – a success story with a sour taste!
- Shares For Rights – Government quietly revives one of its stupidest ideas
- Did the left win the 20th century?
- Did Thatcher break the trade unions?
- Workplace rights for druids and pagans – if you supported Eweida, this is what you asked for!
Monthly Archives: July 2009
Doctors and managers in the NHS are often accused of shroud waving whenever cuts are proposed. You know how it goes, “Cut NHS budgets and thousands of people will diiiiie!!!” It’s usually enough to send most politicians running for cover. But the … Continue reading
Many of the early reports on the Walker Review suggested that banks were to be forced to publish the pay details of their top earners. In fact the review simply recommends that total remuneration of those paid over the executive board median … Continue reading
Jon Ingham is a man for whom I have a lot of respect and his blog is one of my regular reads. This comment on the Walker Review is complete bollocks though: [F]inancial services HR departments are partly if not largely to … Continue reading
Charlie McMenamin says that no-one should be allowed to pontificate about public spending cuts until they have read this article by former Revolutionary Communist Party organiser James Heartfield. Given that I intend to continue banging on about the public sector and the need for … Continue reading
When the government published its Operational Efficiency Programme report the day before the budget, I expressed some doubt about the £9 billion a year savings it identified. It’s not that the opportunities to reduce costs are not there but that public sector organisations have, so far, shown little willingness … Continue reading
Steve Bundred’s call for public sector pay freeze has provoked howls of outrage from public sector unions. Perhaps more serious, though, is the charge that such a measure would be counterproductive. Will Hutton argues that the government needs to wait until the … Continue reading
David Cameron has rejected Audit Commission boss Steve Bundred’s suggestion that a public sector pay freeze would go some way towards making badly needed public spending cuts. Instead he’s proposing to save money by cutting back on quangos. The Tories have been attacking Labour … Continue reading
The Mirror’s Jason Beattie has been having some off-the-record conversations with civil servants. His piece in the Local Government Chronicle describes how Whitehall is preparing for a Tory victory next year. Despite the talk of public spending cuts, the general … Continue reading
An honest debate about public spending came a step closer yesterday when Gordon Brown sort of admitted that he might have to make some cuts. He’s still saying that front-line services won’t be affected, though, which is almost certainly rubbish. Meanwhile, the Conservatives are … Continue reading