- @StrongerInNos @billwells_1 @PaulBivandCESI @djmgaffneyw4 Alas #CambridgeBeerFestival prevents me from commenting further. 6 hours ago
- RT @adamcorlett: Cutting £13bn from unprotected departments seems 'challenging' (and then some if exc defence) http://t.co/sWX8kBkg8L @Flip… 7 hours ago
- RT @adrianshort: Eric Pickles has been awarded a knighthood for services to hierarchy and tradition. 8 hours ago
- @StrongerInNos Well that's where I was going with this. @PaulBivandCESI @djmgaffneyw4 @billwells_1 8 hours ago
- @Frances_Coppola Why thank you! @izakaminska @azizonomics @tomashirstecon @DavidKeo @tomstreithorst @CJFDillow @edwardnh @M_C_Klein 9 hours ago
- RT @HRBullets: Bosses behaving badly can cost companies up to £144m cityam.com/216313/bosses-… via @CityAM 10 hours ago
- @JamesDelingpole Being on one of London's slow streets is pretty bad too. homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/… 10 hours ago
- RT @kirstyjmcneill: Britain resigns as a world power washingtonpost.com/opinions/brita…. This is not inevitable, just proof choices have consequences. … 10 hours ago
- RT @npi_research: From yesterday: our report for @CitizensAdvice on the state of the private rented sector in England npi.org.uk/publications/h… 10 hours ago
- @djmgaffneyw4 Intrigued that UK wage Gini is highest in EU but that for household incomes not. Wondered how much due to tax & transfers 11 hours ago
- @djmgaffneyw4 Ah, OK. Need to read up on this. My knowledge of EU welfare systems is rudimentary, to say the least. 11 hours ago
- A few thoughts on yesterday's record busting immigration figures. wp.me/p3uYA-2mt http://t.co/emebwgEI7k 11 hours ago
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
- Labour lost the economic argument 5 years ago
- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
- Are the Conservatives ideologically driven state-shrinkers?
- The Tories and welfare: Machiavellian or just muddling through?
- Recovery: Was that it?
- Low productivity: don’t blame the workforce
- Startups and the productivity puzzle
- David Nicholson is right: The NHS will need more money
- Flip Chart Cat
- Buccaneering Britain
Monthly Archives: February 2009
I’m reading Geraint Anderson’s book City Boy at the moment. I’ll do a full review when I’ve finished it as there is plenty in there that will be of interest to this blog’s readers. Whatever else you might think of him, … Continue reading
Robert Peston had his Victor Meldrew face on last night as he announced his latest scoop about Fred Goodwin on the BBC news. Gasping in that I-don’t-belieeeeve-it sort of way, he announced that the former CEO of RBS is already being paid £650,000 a year from … Continue reading
The row over the part privatisation of the Royal Mail continues, as Labour MPs threaten to rebel, leaving Gordon Brown in the embarrassing position of having to rely on Tory votes to get the bill through Parliament. There is little … Continue reading
We British like to think we are an innovative people. Innovation, though, comes in many forms and the film Slumdog Millionaire is a good example. Britain is uniquely placed in the world, having historical, cultural and family ties with Europe, … Continue reading
The latest HR Carnival is up at Jon Ingham’s place and in it are a couple of British HR blogs I hadn’t come across. HR with Balls is written by a bloke (I think it’s a bloke. The language is certainly bloke-ish) … Continue reading
Writing in defence of bonuses, Chris Dillow says: There’s good evidence (pdf) that some forms (pdf) of profit-related pay can improve (pdf) productivity quite significantly. True enough, but there is also evidence that many organisations don’t have a clue whether … Continue reading
The trouble with tabloid-led hysteria is that some of the more ignorant people in our society seem to think it gives them a legitimate pretext for rude and violent behaviour. Whatever you think of Sharon Shoesmith, there is no excuse for making … Continue reading