- RT @WhitefordPeter: Why wouldn't people want to reduce inequality? - Washington Post (blog) | @scoopit sco.lt/9Egp5l 1 hour ago
- @lordbonkers There was a whole series of these. 1 hour ago
- @lordbonkers Lost tribes of Leicestershire.... leicestermercury.co.uk/Lost-Tribes-Le… 1 hour ago
- Moses died before they reached the promised land. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1… So who's Joshua? Boris? 2 hours ago
- This is the stupidest story of the week. No month. No year... dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1… 2 hours ago
- Lundy Bay to Polzeath, via The Rumps and Pentire Head. One of the best walks in Britain. 5 hours ago
- Self-employed: 14% of employed workforce, 19% of tax credit claimants. http://t.co/61judEG5lp Who'd a guessed? Via @StrongerInNos 15 hours ago
- RT @johnb78: It's not a "paradox" that coal is booming in Germany - it is a direct consequence of ignorant anti-nuclear scumbags http://t.c… 15 hours ago
- RT @LSEEuroppblog: EU economic governance is blurring the boundaries between EU competences and domestic sovereignty bit.ly/1nlKKcv 15 hours ago
- RT @Oleuanna: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ http://t.co/Gq97V9guI1 15 hours ago
- @jdportes Given the age of their readers, it's odd that they are complaining about paying tax to fund pensions. 17 hours ago
- RT @Gilesyb: The fast rise in low paid self employment is surely a sign of significant economic slack economist.com/news/finance-a… 1 day 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: September 2010
The public sector has been hit by merger-mania. The London Boroughs of Camden and Islington are to share a chief executive, as are a number of district councils including Christchurch and East Dorset and West Devon and South Hams. Some … Continue reading
As inevitable as the clocks going back and those interminable M&S adverts, the dark nights will feature another series of The Apprentice. The candidates’ profiles, for what they are worth, are already up on the BBC website. Alas, we will never know how … Continue reading
A tweet from Michael Carty this morning reminded me of the demotivational slides series which I posted about in this blog’s early days. Despair Inc have added a few more since then. This one is absolutely spot on. When the winds of change blow hard … Continue reading
There seems to have been a rash of new public sector blogs appearing in the last couple of months, probably in response to the massive upheaval the sector is facing. The Redundant Public Servant I mentioned last week and he seems to have … Continue reading
Suffolk County Council summoned up the ghost of Nicholas Ridley yesterday when it announced its plan to contract out almost all its service provision to external organisations. Older readers may remember Mr Ridley’s vision of local government – a council meeting once … Continue reading
A couple of months ago I reflected on the potential clash between the Big Society and our litigious culture. How, I wondered, will small organisations taking over local services cope when faced with legal claims, once the support of the … Continue reading
If you haven’t read the Redundant Public Servant’s Blog yet, you should. I loved this bit: HELLO! HE’S BEING FIRED. I’M BEING FIRED. WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THE FILING SYSTEM. IN FACT BEFORE WE GO WE’RE GOING TO SWITCH ALL … Continue reading
Hang on a minute! Can I get some royalties on this?
Peter Ridell had an article in Public Finance a couple of weeks ago in which he warned that the rush to cut public spending may prevent reform of the public sector. His observation is similar to point I made in this post last … Continue reading