- @Frances_Coppola Why thank you! @izakaminska @azizonomics @tomashirstecon @DavidKeo @tomstreithorst @CJFDillow @edwardnh @M_C_Klein 28 minutes ago
- RT @HRBullets: Bosses behaving badly can cost companies up to £144m cityam.com/216313/bosses-… via @CityAM 1 hour ago
- @JamesDelingpole Being on one of London's slow streets is pretty bad too. homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/… 1 hour ago
- RT @kirstyjmcneill: Britain resigns as a world power washingtonpost.com/opinions/brita…. This is not inevitable, just proof choices have consequences. … 1 hour ago
- RT @npi_research: From yesterday: our report for @CitizensAdvice on the state of the private rented sector in England npi.org.uk/publications/h… 1 hour ago
- @djmgaffneyw4 Intrigued that UK wage Gini is highest in EU but that for household incomes not. Wondered how much due to tax & transfers 2 hours ago
- @djmgaffneyw4 Ah, OK. Need to read up on this. My knowledge of EU welfare systems is rudimentary, to say the least. 2 hours ago
- A few thoughts on yesterday's record busting immigration figures. wp.me/p3uYA-2mt http://t.co/emebwgEI7k 2 hours ago
- @ArgieBeeUK Enough to get it below 100k? 2 hours ago
- I'm going to ask you to give 2 pints of blood next week. Why don't you give a pint now so you can get used to it? twitter.com/Independent/st… 3 hours ago
- Blogged: A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy wp.me/p3uYA-2mt 3 hours ago
- RT @cpeanose: A 'fourth industrial revolution' is about to begin (in Germany) (Wired UK) ln.is/www.wired.co.u… 5 hours ago
- 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
- David Nicholson is right: The NHS will need more money
- Flip Chart Cat
- Buccaneering Britain
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Can we just clear something up? There is no special legal employment protection for the public sector. Public and private sector workers are covered by the same legislation and case-law. Some public sector workers, such as civil servants, are technically … Continue reading
This weekend, the UK and Ireland will put the clocks back by one hour and revert to GMT for the next five months. We do this every year – and it’s completely bonkers. By moving our clocks back to GMT … Continue reading
Yesterday was a day for meddling with employment law. As well as Adrian Beecroft’s proposal to scrap unfair dismissal (see yesterday’s post) Nick Clegg suggested that employers should have the right to off-the-record conversations with employees which could not be … Continue reading
A leaked report for the government by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft claims that unfair dismissal law is holding back economic growth. The report says that employers should be given the right to dismiss underperforming employees without explanation. This report forms part … Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks. (Yes, I know that’s on John Rentoul’s Banned List but screw him!) A hectic schedule was followed by a heavy cold, during which I was too busy to take any … Continue reading
John Naughton interviews Steven Pinker in today’s Observer. This is spot on: I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture. Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind … Continue reading