- @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov Doubt it, given the demand for London property. 6 hours ago
- @johnb78 Now that's really silly. For a start, where would you draw the boundary? @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov 6 hours ago
- @johnb78 @mjturner1975 @AdamBienkov More here: flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/tim… 6 hours ago
- @AdamBienkov Because it would relocate power and state spending to another part of the country. 6 hours ago
- Moving the government from London would be "one of the most democratic reforms in British history" says John Harris. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…" 6 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: NEW SURVEY 450,000 newly self-employed workers would rather be employees - though clear majority are content. http://t.c… 6 hours ago
- Good piece in @SocietyGuardian on the Crossrail apprentice scheme: gu.com/p/3zcdy/tw Kudos to @robjones_tring and colleagues. 7 hours ago
- RT @BillRegenda: Self-Employment – Entrepreneurial Dawn Or The End Of Secure Jobs? theworkfoundation.com/blog/1800/Self… 16 hours ago
- RT @SFSG2011: Should we be concerned about the rise in self-employment? fb.me/3e9FUgx6F 16 hours ago
- RT @TheBusyFool: Work Foundation: Self-Employment – Entrepreneurial Dawn Or The End Of Secure Jobs? ow.ly/2FHe8H 16 hours ago
- @TickyW Oh come on! Permanent contract gives much more protection than casual or contract labour. 16 hours ago
- NHS facing financial crisis: ind.pn/QmL4vc Is this news to anyone? 16 hours 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: August 2011
There will be a lot of HR people thinking ‘there but for the grace of God’ after reading about the Hays employee who accidentally sent the details of contractors’ day rates to 800 RBS staff. I’ve never done anything quite that bad, though … Continue reading
Going by the frequency of posting on this blog recently, you could be forgiven for thinking so. I have the usual excuses, pressure of work etc, plus the impending evacuation of me and mine from our house due to flooding. … Continue reading
….or the Mervyn King Blues. A musical interlude to cover the recent lack of posting on this blog. As sung by Doug Shaw.
A couple of weeks ago, the government’s police cuts were looking like a done deal. Now, after three days of the worst rioting Britain has seen in decades, people are wondering whether this is really a good time to start reducing police … Continue reading
With everything else that has been going on, this has been a bad week for burying good news. The NHS making £4.3bn efficiency savings in the last financial year doesn’t have the same wow factor as riots and looting. According to … Continue reading
America suffered a blow to its prestige at the weekend when Standard and Poor’s downgraded its credit rating, removing its AAA status. President Obama’s opponents are blaming him for running up a high debt, as if the country’s debt problems only … Continue reading
Paul Herbert reckons HR people are sweating too much over culture change. His argument runs like this: Here’s the truth… you’re working too hard to change culture. Recently, Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that when just 10 percent of the … Continue reading
I know I keep banging on about this but I’m still not sure the penny has dropped for many people. More efficient public services won’t necessarily be better from the end user’s point of view. Given the scale of savings … Continue reading
Oliver Letwin is a very clever man who sometimes says daft things. He had public sector employees around the country spitting feathers over the weekend when he suggested that “some real discipline and some fear” were needed to make them improve their … Continue reading