- @ONSRichardClegg Hi Richard, is there any way of getting self-employment stats for before 1992? cc @gmggranger 1 hour ago
- RT @Frances_Coppola: Scotland has spoken. What next for the United Kingdom? pieria.co.uk/articles/what_… @tomashirstecon @flipchartrick @azizonom… 1 hour ago
- RT @kelsey_feed: Bonkers 'Referendum truthers' demand investigation into "rigged" ballot. 21,000 people have signed a petition so far! http… 2 hours ago
- RT @WickedGood: Seen at my daughter's classroom. Simple enough that second graders can understand it. Adults not so much. http://t.co/Cc9TM… 2 hours ago
- @dougshaw1 One for you: wp.me/p3uYA-2aM #PirateDay 2 hours ago
- @RicoS1953 S and E English-speaking from late Middle ages. N & W Gaelic. @TheEconomist 2 hours ago
- A wee trace of the old Highland Line here? econ.st/1tuTWyP http://t.co/Jd95AETJ3O Via @TheEconomist 3 hours ago
- RT @TheEconomist: China is trying to build a new world order, starting in Asia econ.st/1ueMIwW http://t.co/K5j3ezpJYN 3 hours ago
- RT @FT: FREE TO READ: 8 top economists discuss ways to jump-start wage growth on.ft.com/1u6qPn1 pic.twitter.com/tzSu6GoOz9 3 hours ago
- @LarchLucy Fortunately, your contemporaries will have less capacity too. 3 hours ago
- RT @prospect_uk: "You can’t keep giving all the goodies to Scotland simply because they shout the loudest” prospectmagazine.co.uk/blogs/prospect… 3 hours ago
- @LarchLucy I couldn't do that level of alcohol these days. 3 hours ago
- 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
- Can UKIP scale up?
- The spirit of the age
- Why is the gender pay gap higher for management jobs?
- The self-employment earnings timebomb
- Britain’s management problem
Category Archives: Peak State
The CBI and IPPR published a report on the future of public services last week. It warned: Britain faces a longer-term fiscal challenge. The Office for Budget Responsibility has estimated that by 2030 Britain will once again move into deficit … Continue reading
One person who won’t have been surprised by this week’s economic forecast is CIPD Chief Economist John Philpott. Last year, he predicted public sector job losses of 725,000 contradicting the Office for Budget Responsibility’s official forecast of 400,000. During a typical outbreak … Continue reading
A remarkable piece over at A Fistful of Euros puts the Eurozone crisis and, by implication, our own economic woes, into the context of a generalised crisis facing all developed economies. Three things have caused this, says Edward Hugh, high levels … Continue reading
Public sector pensions are being cut and the state retirement age is slowly but surely being pushed towards seventy. Many people are outraged by all this but is it reasonable, now, to expect to retire at 65? Most of us have … Continue reading
Peter Hoskin and Éoin Clarke were knocking lumps out of each other last week about whether debt and debt repayments were worse under John Major than they are now. At least they were knocking lumps out of each other with numbers and bar … Continue reading
Anne McElvoy is annoyed with Islington council. It has told her she has to recycle her food waste to help the council save money and that, if she doesn’t, she will be fined. Her irritation seems to be not so much with … Continue reading