- Good selection at @MagpieAndCrown - 6 ales, all between 3.2 and 4.2. My kind of beer board. http://t.co/Ix6RVjWiIN 29 minutes ago
- RT @OwenJones84: That Conservative victory put into perspective - by ConservativeHome conservativehome.com/highlights/201… http://t.co/jYhhRTqCe4 2 hours ago
- RT @dds180: If you were able to convince people that #Google was evil they'd still head off to #Google to #Google their alternatives. 2 hours ago
- Cue Daily Mail: "Archeology proves Romanians were sitting around begging 7000 years ago." twitter.com/irarchaeology/… 2 hours ago
- @sebschmoller Thanks. Nicking this for next week's welfare blog. @BenChu_ 3 hours ago
- RT @sebschmoller: @FlipChartRick @BenChu_ What do you make of this (from cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/… [PDF])? Sign of Gini change to come? http:/… 3 hours ago
- RT @Gilesyb: Britain has no appetite for an anti-business party - ft.com/cms/s/0/f10f2f… Labour faces an opportunity. To grow up. 3 hours ago
- @Gilesyb @Green_Adz87 @sjwrenlewis @RikiTikiTavi91 @t0nyyates I can see this one coming: 'A New Magna Carta for Small Business' 3 hours ago
- RT @Independent: The two young men who died stopping Isis suicide bomber getting into Saudi mosque ind.pn/1FHSzlI http://t.co/9mvpv… 4 hours ago
- Fast falls the eventide.... Well that's what happens if you kick off at 5.30! #FACupFinal 4 hours ago
- RT @TheEconomist: Many cities are losing inhabitants. Better to manage decline than try to stop it econ.st/1SEpsGs http://t.co/Bz7ab… 4 hours ago
- RT @UberSerf: How badly do you want #Blatter to go? Badly enough to stop drinking Coke, stop eating McDonald's and cut up your Visa card? #… 4 hours ago
- Trash Can Radio
- What will your powerhouse do for you?
- Inequality in the UK
- 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
Monthly Archives: April 2009
Rose Gibb, former Chief Executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, has lost her High Court battle for a £175,000 severance payment. Regardless of whether or not the Trust board were right dismiss Ms Gibb (and Dr Crippen has a different view from … Continue reading
The government published its long-awaited and heavily trailed Equality Bill yesterday. Employment lawyer Darren Newman confesses that he’s far more excited about this than an adult should be. He really does need to get out more. It was Darren who told me last … Continue reading
I wrote last year about the potential pitfalls that might await those banks that were hoping to pick up bargains on the cheap after their competitors had crashed. Most of the value of these acquisitions comes from the skills and connections of … Continue reading
Everyone and his dog is commenting on the budget this morning so, for the moment at least, I will restrict my thoughts to the area where I have some first hand experience; making efficiency improvements and cost savings in organisations. Alistair Darling’s … Continue reading
The equal pay cases are still coming thick and fast. In the last couple of weeks, Sunderland and Cumbria councils have found themselves facing huge bills to cover the successful legal claims brought by female workers. A case is due to be heard against Falkirk … Continue reading
For some time, I’ve been hearing anecdotal reports about the backlog in the employment tribunal system. Cases are, apparently, now taking several months to come to court. The statistics published last month by the Employment Tribunal Service offer some explanation. There was a 43% increase … Continue reading
At least, that’s the conclusion of a Cabinet Office report into social mobility and access to the professions. Networking and nepotism, it argues, has made the professions more socially exclusive then they were 20 years ago. The indignant response to these findings perhaps reflects … Continue reading