- RT @moorehn: If you missed it, all the people you see tweeting about the economy all the time chose their favorite graphs: http://t.co/KjNS… 1 hour ago
- RT @IcelandicEcon: "The effects of drug trafficking are worse than those of the drugs themselves." gu.com/p/3y4tj/tw via @guardian 5 hours ago
- @KateGL Will you be breathing fire? 10 hours ago
- RT @miss_mcinerney: I picked out the juicy parts of the NAO Free School report so you don't have to: bit.ly/18BfWOs 11 hours ago
- @DavidMBBell @MJCarty Might be a bit of a stretch that one. 11 hours ago
- RT @MervynDinnen: "Compliance: Why It’s The Only Fix For Candidate Experience talentculture.com/leadership/com… " > in Hr it's easier to change the la… 12 hours ago
- RT @brummytaff: White Tory makes black history in debate over deaths in custody. A welcome piece! gu.com/p/3y2ak 21 hours ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck I don't have a target audience. All sorts of people read my blog. Some of them agree. Some don't. 21 hours ago
- @richardblogger @carolinejmolloy After the election when it's safe to tell us. 21 hours ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck But if you say Will is daft for saying public svs can't run on 16% of GDP, onus is on you to explain how it can. 21 hours ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck If I came across as bullying, I'm sorry. There's too much of that on here ss it is. 21 hours ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck How much will wage freeze save then? Go on, give me some numbers? 22 hours ago
- No-one from the north need apply!
- 1948: a dystopian tale – by George O
- What about Cornwall?
- Is there a North-South divide? And where is it?
- Business Demographics
- Big Brother, Big Sister and control-freakery
- A Comment Award for the boy who couldn’t write
- High pay, low pay and secular stagnation
- Demographic timebomb – not as timebomby if we work a bit longer
- Acid Retirement Home
- Public service cuts: Has the government gotten away with it?
- Bugles calling for them from sad shires
Monthly Archives: October 2010
If between 490,000 and 700,000 public sector jobs go, will redundant public servants find jobs in the private sector? Even they could create the jobs, would private sector firms be willing to employ former public sector workers? There is, to say the least, … Continue reading
We had a few disagreements about the power of social media at last week’s HR Unconference. I said that I don’t think Web 2.0 and the social networks it has spawned will cause a revolution – at least, not a revolution in the … Continue reading
In his call to arms for the Big Society, Nat Wei harks back to Regency and Georgian Britain, when social reformers emerged to set up the cooperatives, friendly societies, schools and housing charities that provided welfare during the nineteenth and early … Continue reading
Reflecting on this yesterday, there is a further point I meant to make but didn’t. The Observer’s ‘secret civil servant’ has beaten me to it this morning. Another problem with reforming the public sector is that it is so interdependent. You can’t do … Continue reading
Some bloke is ranting on about this on the Guardian cuts blog. Please leave any comments over at the Guardian. You’ll have to register but it’s free.
I think I’d get on well with Rowena Crawford from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. We certainly share a similar gallows humour. Her presentation after the June budget had a chainsaw on the front cover and her analysis of the spending review has … Continue reading
Everybody knows that the NHS has too many managers and that their numbers are spiralling out of control, right? Well not according to Dr Stephen Black of PA Consulting. He reckons that the government’s target for cutting management will leave the … Continue reading
If you are at all interested in public finances (and if you’re not, you should be) you could do worse than visit Christopher Chantrill’s site UK Public Spending. It’s packed with useful data and some tools for manipulating the data … Continue reading
A few years ago, when I told a friend that I was running training sessions for executives on how to use management consultants, he thought I was having him on. “You’re selling consultancy on how to use consultants?” he said, “Please … Continue reading
Without looking, can you guess which EU country has the lowest gender pay gap? I put this question out earlier on Twitter and most people suggested the Netherlands or one of the Scandinavian countries; a reasonable assumption given yesterday’s news from the … Continue reading