Monthly Archives: June 2010

Can the government really stop the compensation culture?

David Cameron has declared war on the compensation culture and has asked former cabinet minister Lord Young to review health and safety laws. And, as Daily Mail writers and blustering bloggers know, the chief cause of the compensation culture is NuLabour ‘Elf ‘n’ Safety … Continue reading

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It’s an ill wind that blows no cash to IT consultants

Remember the Conservatives promising to scrap government IT projects? Well this should cheer the IT consultants up: Systems will have to be redesigned and reports written to ensure the information can be extracted from finance systems, and this has to … Continue reading

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Are people starting work earlier?

Is it just me or are people getting up earlier these days? Over the past year I have been working on a project which has involved a slightly longer journey than usual so I’ve often been on the road or the train … Continue reading

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How long can you spend in the ZOUD?

Zoud sounds like it should be a middle-eastern city but it is actually an acronym for Zone Of Uncomfortable Debate. It’s another of those pithy little terms, like Lemon Dropping and Marmite Employee,  that conveys a lot of meaning in … Continue reading

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Cameron tries the old it’s-worse-than-we-thought ruse

A month before the election Manchester University’s Colin Talbot pleaded with the future government not to use the old it’s-worse-than-we-thought trick. I suspect that anyone who has been around for as long as Professor Talbot would know deep down that his plea … Continue reading

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