- @rich_w What are you up to? 1 hour ago
- @antonhowes @JohnRentoul Probably. That seems to have happened in a number of places. 2 hours ago
- Makes you wonder how they managed it without New Labour being in charge. @Frances_Coppola 2 hours ago
- @JohnRentoul Yes it did. oecd.org/social/income-… http://t.co/saH9ThPsxY 2 hours ago
- And Latvia might not be happy about restrictions on freedom of movement. Chart by @StrongerInNos http://t.co/MsVjfFkiRD 3 hours ago
- Latvia had the worst recession in the world. 2 posts by @Frances_Coppola explain why coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-la… coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/proper… 3 hours ago
- @JacksonT0ny @MJCarty I wouldn't take anything in the Express that seriously. 7 hours ago
- RT @MJCarty: Real-life W1A? BBC scraps staff appraisals...& brings in 'honest two-way conversations' (via Express): express.co.uk/news/uk/579826… … 7 hours ago
- RT @Independent: The incredibly simple logic puzzle that you'll probably get wrong i100.io/ko1QcfT http://t.co/4lzX4vjDnx 7 hours ago
- RT @MJCarty: RT @XpertHR April pay increases remain low: bit.ly/1Fcyrp8 << Latest XpertHR pay data analysis. #HR #hrdata 7 hours ago
- RT @nandosigona: Cracking down on 'illegal' migration doesn't change net migration wp.me/pd8ov-rA http://t.co/zJPMG387sx 7 hours ago
- @MJCarty Working. Might even get a blog post out this week. You? 7 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: February 2012
LSE’s Simon Bastow comments on the investigation into the UK Border Agency and its handling of immigration checks. (You may remember, there was a row last year when it emerged that some security checks had not been carried out during … Continue reading
There’s a hint of desperation in this piece from Jeremy Warner. We have to make it easier for firms to fire people, he says, “everything else we’ve tried has failed to stimulate economic growth.” That’s the sort of thing people … Continue reading
The witch-hunt against freelancers goes on. (See here, here and here.) If the Daily Mail is to be believed, (I know, I know) George Osborne is about to ban the use of interim managers in the public sector. But, while even … Continue reading
The open season on interim managers is gathering pace. It’s moved beyond people covering senior public sector roles to include anyone who is doing contract work for public bodies. The Sunday Telegraph published this non-story at the weekend. Apparently, Moira … Continue reading
A thought-provoking piece from Blair McPherson in the Guardian Public Leaders section about what happens to senior managers who shut themselves off from those lower down in the hierarchy. There are many ways to get rid of a director and the … Continue reading
Radio 4 did an excellent three-part programme a couple of weeks ago on the history of the Euro and the roots of the current crisis. If you are interested in the subject it’s well worth listening to the whole thing but … Continue reading
The row about senior government staff being paid through service companies has spread to local authorities. The ever-helpful Eric Pickles has minted a new term – “town hall tax dodgers” – and ordered councils to publicly declare any such payments. … Continue reading