- @StrongerInNos @RichardJMurphy Thanks. The 'self-employment earnings have dropped cos they're all on the fiddle' line needs busting. 1 hour ago
- 2007-08: 4.9m self-employed earn £88.4m. 2011-12: 5.5m self-employed earn £80.6m. That's before taking inflation into account. Source: HMRC 1 hour ago
- RT @johnmcternan: When Tory MPs stood up for tenants: youtube.com/watch?v=OnHtUo… featuring Tory MP for Dulwich Robert Jenkins 2 hours ago
- @bensixesq No idea about the Times as I refuse to pay for it. 2 hours ago
- @bensixesq Overgrown student lefties at the Guardian, fogeyish libertarians at the Telegraph and mean-spirited boors at the Mail. 2 hours ago
- @bensixesq Oh that one. I've yet to find a paper without articles that annoy me though. 2 hours ago
- RT @Birdyword: Just seen someone post that Niemoller (first they came for the...) quote below a picture of one of those UKIP posters. Persp… 2 hours ago
- @bensixesq Which piece? 2 hours ago
- RT @HistoryNeedsYou: 2nd Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor of the ATS, fixing her truck in #WW2 The Queen was a driver & mechanic. #Queen88 http… 2 hours ago
- RT @HistoryNeedsYou: Princess Elizabeth as Aladdin, with Princess Margaret in 1943. A most surprising photo of The Queen! #Queen88 http://t… 2 hours ago
- @nellbelleandme @captain_europe Which one? 2 hours ago
- Watching #Countryfile on Isles of Scilly. Wonderful place. Contains Britain's most southerly pub too. 17 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
Category Archives: Public Sector
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
Patrick Butler reports on the frantic rush to outsource local government services. Both he and I saw this coming some time ago. When councils have to cut so much so fast, an obvious way of doing it is to look … Continue reading