- RT @MattWhittakerPB: Weekend reading from me reflecting on the @ONS social capital update and how it relates to the Prime Minister’s pledge… 4 hours ago
- RT @DavidHenigUK: Possibly right that there needs to be a row. I found more interesting that the view ascribed to Number 10 of the EU is so… 4 hours ago
- @JonnElledge Cacklegoose Green. 4 hours ago
- RT @George_Osborne: In Downing Street - where you put him ... 9 hours ago
- @DavidHenigUK @AlexStevensKent This suggests quite a few people take advantage of it. https://t.co/c07SGvLFRj 15 hours ago
- RT @DavidHenigUK: Those who believe Australia is a model for future UK trade policy presumably know that they have a single market type rel… 15 hours ago
- This is interesting. As my dad used to say, always look up. Fred Housego - History On Your Doorstep (1982) -… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 hours ago
- RT @Frances_Coppola: Folks, today I demonstrate one of my superpowers. At 12 noon, I shall simultaneously be on the BBC's #Moneybox, discus… 18 hours ago
- The Guardian reckons Ealing will have the largest increase in the number of tower blocks of any London Borough. Tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 hours ago
- RT @Williamw1: Job done: a poignant moment that perhaps deserves more airplay. The @BritishArmy has formally closed its last base in German… 19 hours ago
- What’s interesting about this is that, in recent months, people have joined the dots. Various local opposition grou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 hours ago
- RT @TorstenBell: Spot on in defence of the Gini 22 hours ago
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- Brexit is the road to nowhere, whoever is driving the car
- The privatisation of capitalism
- 12 reasons why Labour should oppose Brexit
- Brexit: Where do we go from here?
- Do people want a new centrist party?
- A tale of two constituencies
- Brexit as a bad career move
- Why is the EU in no hurry for a trade deal?
- An Irish Sea border is a silly idea but so is the cake-and-eat-it bluster
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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