- @NickCookUK @MagsNews Doesn't surprise me. flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/wha… 1 hour ago
- @edwest Why don't you ask the families of these guys? politiken.dk/newsinenglish/… 2 hours ago
- RT @Shelter: 'The government can cut less than £12 billion from benefits.' @vanloHousing's analysis: shltr.org.uk/an1 http://t.co/MBP… 2 hours ago
- @Wonkypolicywonk What's this? 2 hours ago
- @daeaves We need someone to do one of those cool data maps. 2 hours ago
- F A Cup final at 5.30. Wrong. Just wrong. 2 hours ago
- RT @sarahlaitner: Love this quote, from the FT's news editor: facebook.com/wearablesatwor… http://t.co/TbcuNuYg8Q 2 hours ago
- @PaulBivandCESI I'd forgotten about that too. Their occupation categories here are different from the usual ones. @StrongerInNos @ONS 6 hours ago
- RT @jdportes: NAO report on welfare reform implementation : mixed. Some success but also very costly & avoidable failures http://t.co/pgYa… 6 hours ago
- @PaulBivandCESI Where was this table from Paul? @StrongerInNos @ONS 6 hours ago
- Appraisal: Would anything really bad happen if we just stopped doing it? bit.ly/1HvKONy asks @Rob_Briner 6 hours ago
- Pages 54-59 ask whether flexible workforce, low unionisation and low regulation improve productivity. They don't. 7 hours ago
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Monthly Archives: July 2009
Doctors and managers in the NHS are often accused of shroud waving whenever cuts are proposed. You know how it goes, “Cut NHS budgets and thousands of people will diiiiie!!!” It’s usually enough to send most politicians running for cover. But the … Continue reading
Many of the early reports on the Walker Review suggested that banks were to be forced to publish the pay details of their top earners. In fact the review simply recommends that total remuneration of those paid over the executive board median … Continue reading
Jon Ingham is a man for whom I have a lot of respect and his blog is one of my regular reads. This comment on the Walker Review is complete bollocks though: [F]inancial services HR departments are partly if not largely to … Continue reading
Charlie McMenamin says that no-one should be allowed to pontificate about public spending cuts until they have read this article by former Revolutionary Communist Party organiser James Heartfield. Given that I intend to continue banging on about the public sector and the need for … Continue reading
When the government published its Operational Efficiency Programme report the day before the budget, I expressed some doubt about the £9 billion a year savings it identified. It’s not that the opportunities to reduce costs are not there but that public sector organisations have, so far, shown little willingness … Continue reading
Steve Bundred’s call for public sector pay freeze has provoked howls of outrage from public sector unions. Perhaps more serious, though, is the charge that such a measure would be counterproductive. Will Hutton argues that the government needs to wait until the … Continue reading
David Cameron has rejected Audit Commission boss Steve Bundred’s suggestion that a public sector pay freeze would go some way towards making badly needed public spending cuts. Instead he’s proposing to save money by cutting back on quangos. The Tories have been attacking Labour … Continue reading