- Look how uncompetitive all those EU countries are compared to the rest of the world: weforum.org/issues/global-… Oh...hang on... 1 hour ago
- @DazNewman Really? Say more. (Sorry, I find the Channel Islands fascinating!) 1 hour ago
- Any #ConnectingHR folk going to the LSE HR conference tomorrow? #LSEHR2013 1 hour ago
- @DazNewman Indeed, but there are some who would! Knocks another hole in the 'EU make us do all this stuff' line though. 3 hours ago
- @DazNewman What? They voted for more red tape? And they can't even blame the EU. 3 hours ago
- Former Tory MP @jerryhayes1 on #loongate jerryhayes.co.uk/posts/2013/05/… 4 hours ago
- RT @MayaDroeschler: What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care? - @HarvardBiz blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/wha… #companyculture 5 hours ago
- @BBCNaga struggling to keep a straight face saying 'Swivel-Eyed Loons'. #marr #loongate 5 hours ago
- RT @commentisfree: Tories just about held it together in the past. This time it's different | Andrew Rawnsley gu.com/p/3gvka/tf (@andr… 5 hours ago
- RT @adamjlent: The Tories have now found something to row about that is even less important to the voters than Europe. #Loongate 6 hours ago
- Farage takes his ball and goes home: blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/20… 6 hours ago
- RT @mickfealty: "Roosevelt agenda could be popular and might restore the battered reputation of capitalism and markets" @iainmartin1 http:… 14 hours ago
- 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!
- Scroungers, scumbags and soaring welfare costs
- In The Shadow Of The Sword
Monthly Archives: March 2012
At least, that’s the implication of Paragraph 2.207 in the Budget red book: Personal service companies and IR35 - The Government will introduce a package of measures to tackle avoidance through the use of personal service companies and to make the IR35 … Continue reading
The NHS risk register, or at least the version of it that has made it into the public domain, doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know. I’ve discussed many of the risks at length here and Father Dougal spotted … Continue reading
Alison Chisnell has been digging into some of the statistics on female board members. The headline figures show some improvement. [W]omen now make up 15.6% of the boards in FTSE 100 companies, compared to 12.5% last March and a government target … Continue reading
Richard Wilson, the former cabinet secretary, warned yesterday that forcing the government to publish the NHS risk register could have unintended consequences: It is deeply disturbing that the storm over the Health and Social Care Bill, now at its height … Continue reading
Henley’s Professor Simon Collinson reckons that central government departments are 30 percent more complex than private companies. He has developed a methodology to measure the level of complexity in an organisation and has come up with the Global Simplicity Index. A … Continue reading
Has Lord Oakeshott been reading my blog? Me, last year, on the subject of a Land Value Tax: The left’s billions in lost taxes are just as elusive as the right’s billions of public sector waste. When you look at the … Continue reading
Things happen so quickly these days. Yesterday morning Greg Smith was a brave whistleblower, after his extraordinary piece in the New York Times attacking his employer Goldman Sachs. By the evening, UK time, the backlash had started with ad hominem attacks … Continue reading
At least that’s the implication of this piece in the Telegraph. According to the paper, if Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin lose their case at the European Court of Human Rights, the government would consider legislating to give employees the right … Continue reading
According to several news sites around the world, the British government is about to ban the wearing of crosses at work. Even the Scotsman, which I usually think of as a serious newspaper, screamed “Outrage at move towards banning Christian … Continue reading
Politicians of all parties make wild claims about the savings that can be achieved through sharing back office services. Cut the bureaucrats before the frontline services, said Eric Pickles when councils protested at the massive cuts they were having to … Continue reading