- Politicians don't want to talk about productivity cipd.co.uk/blogs/cipdblog… says @MarkBeatson1 #GE2015 44 minutes ago
- Good piece by @maitlis on why we shouldn't bin the ballot box. bbc.co.uk/news/live/elec… 2 hours ago
- RT @EdwardHarkins: Biggest businesses cut #pension contributions as deficits rise almost 50% bit.ly/1zwpTMK via @ProfPensions #pens… 2 hours ago
- RT @kirstyjmcneill: Without candidates and canvassers we'd have no democracy to speak of. If one knocks on your door this weekend please be… 2 hours ago
- RT @kirstyjmcneill: Good from @Mark_Goldring1. Where has all the foreign policy gone? oxfam.org.uk/blogs/2015/04/…. #GE2015 @oxfamgb, 2 hours ago
- RT @welshboy82: @FlipChartRick Perhaps they don't want a smaller state, but they want the funding burden removed from the wealthy: http://t… 2 hours ago
- Are Cameron & Osborne the Dick Dastardly and Hooded Claw of state-shrinking? wp.me/p3uYA-2ly 2 hours ago
- @gdhanson Thanks Glenn 3 hours ago
- @MJCarty Thanks Michael 3 hours ago
- @BenChu_ Thanks Ben. 3 hours ago
- RT @guardian: If my brother’s abandoning Labour for the SNP, the union’s in trouble | Ewen MacAskill trib.al/xvAPz0o 3 hours ago
- RT @spectator: Scotland is on the verge of becoming a one-party state, says @danieljksn specc.ie/1c09bug http://t.co/x9zZBbhOEN 3 hours ago
- 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
- NHS: The elephant in the public spending room
- Don’t panic, Britain is not becoming ungovernable
- The decline in training: Are migrants giving employers a free ride?
- This recovery is still weak
Monthly Archives: September 2010
The public sector has been hit by merger-mania. The London Boroughs of Camden and Islington are to share a chief executive, as are a number of district councils including Christchurch and East Dorset and West Devon and South Hams. Some … Continue reading
As inevitable as the clocks going back and those interminable M&S adverts, the dark nights will feature another series of The Apprentice. The candidates’ profiles, for what they are worth, are already up on the BBC website. Alas, we will never know how … Continue reading
A tweet from Michael Carty this morning reminded me of the demotivational slides series which I posted about in this blog’s early days. Despair Inc have added a few more since then. This one is absolutely spot on. When the winds of change blow hard … Continue reading
There seems to have been a rash of new public sector blogs appearing in the last couple of months, probably in response to the massive upheaval the sector is facing. The Redundant Public Servant I mentioned last week and he seems to have … Continue reading
Suffolk County Council summoned up the ghost of Nicholas Ridley yesterday when it announced its plan to contract out almost all its service provision to external organisations. Older readers may remember Mr Ridley’s vision of local government – a council meeting once … Continue reading
A couple of months ago I reflected on the potential clash between the Big Society and our litigious culture. How, I wondered, will small organisations taking over local services cope when faced with legal claims, once the support of the … Continue reading