- The rise of the in-work housing benefit claimant. Via @OBR_UK http://t.co/uG1dYTSIeI 51 minutes ago
- UK budget watchdog puts focus on labour market for new tax forecasts reut.rs/11A8KC9 Good! 1 hour ago
- @RichardBlyth7 Number of highly skilled/paid jobs increasing while mid and lower level jobs falling. See @ukces chart flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/los… 1 hour ago
- The hourglass effect at work in the civil service: http://t.co/Dn7BuXVb30 Via @statsjamie 1 hour ago
- UK GDP growth slows: dlvr.it/7JLnyS Was that the post-recession boom then? 2 hours ago
- RT @DuncanWeldon: GDP growth of 0.7% in Q3. 10 years ago that would have been unremarkable, 3 years ago greeted as great news, at present l… 3 hours ago
- @Nosemonkey Even the bloody FT though.... ft.com/cms/s/0/81f4a3… cc @djmgaffneyw4 3 hours ago
- RT @Nosemonkey: .@FlipChartRick Simple response from me - ignore everything except the last two paragraphs. My work here is done. 3 hours ago
- @Cirein_Croin Did that 3 decades ago. Not doing it again! 3 hours ago
- Where's @Nosemonkey when you need him? theguardian.com/world/2014/oct… 3 hours ago
- Will the UK really have to pay an extra €2.1bn to the EU? Read the last 2 paras here: theguardian.com/world/2014/oct… 3 hours ago
- @djmgaffneyw4 @guardian Astonishing isn't it? The last two paragraphs blow the headline right out of the water. 3 hours ago
- Lost decade? We used to dream of a lost decade!
- Public finances: From La La Land to Dipsy Land
- The taxless recovery
- A high-skill, low-wage recovery
- The 2015 Dilemma (Revised Edition)
- Pirate Day joke
- Nine thoughts on the referendum result
- Breaking up the UK – everyone’s a loser
- The brutal maths of public spending
- Who saw the crash coming?
- Are we really about to split up our country?
- The Old Rectory Syndrome
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