- ICYMI: Are the Conservatives ideologically driven state-shrinkers? wp.me/p3uYA-2ly 2 hours ago
- RT @MSmithsonPB: So the phone pollsters favour the blues while the online ones best for LAB - the pattern continues 2 hours ago
- RT @garwboy: I'm #NotVotingUKIP because if gay people really can control the weather by getting married we shouldn't antagonise people that… 2 hours ago
- If they are state-shrinkers, Cameron and Osborne have done very little to make the state shrinkable. wp.me/p3uYA-2ly 2 hours ago
- RT @jdportes: Important to note even these cuts wd not necessarily save £12bn -further cuts to tax credits, HB probably needed too https://… 3 hours ago
- RT @andrewspoooner: The Telegraph has finally & completely lost its fucking mind. I can't stand the #SNP but this is ridiculous. http://t.c… 3 hours ago
- RT @martinwolf_: Neither main UK party is competent on.ft.com/1c1JvgQ 3 hours ago
- @TomLondon6 Just gotta get back into power. Whatever. wp.me/p3uYA-2ly 3 hours ago
- RT @Global_Policy: What Piketty Forgot - addressing the real limits on growth dld.bz/dB3fS #inequality #growth #climatechange #ec… 3 hours ago
- RT @BBCLondonNews: London's housing crisis is starting to put a strain on its waterways bbc.in/1c237kV http://t.co/iGULJYWWGV 3 hours ago
- RT @May2015NS: New @BMGResearch poll, exclusive to May2015 Con—33.7 Lab—33.7 Ukip—12 Lib Dem—10 SNP—4 Grn—4 may2015.com/featured/elect… http:/… 3 hours ago
- Someone has to do a drawing. @SimonHeath1? 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: March 2012
At least, that’s the implication of Paragraph 2.207 in the Budget red book: Personal service companies and IR35 – The Government will introduce a package of measures to tackle avoidance through the use of personal service companies and to make the IR35 … Continue reading
The NHS risk register, or at least the version of it that has made it into the public domain, doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know. I’ve discussed many of the risks at length here and Father Dougal spotted … Continue reading
Alison Chisnell has been digging into some of the statistics on female board members. The headline figures show some improvement. [W]omen now make up 15.6% of the boards in FTSE 100 companies, compared to 12.5% last March and a government target … Continue reading
Richard Wilson, the former cabinet secretary, warned yesterday that forcing the government to publish the NHS risk register could have unintended consequences: It is deeply disturbing that the storm over the Health and Social Care Bill, now at its height … Continue reading
Henley’s Professor Simon Collinson reckons that central government departments are 30 percent more complex than private companies. He has developed a methodology to measure the level of complexity in an organisation and has come up with the Global Simplicity Index. A … Continue reading
Has Lord Oakeshott been reading my blog? Me, last year, on the subject of a Land Value Tax: The left’s billions in lost taxes are just as elusive as the right’s billions of public sector waste. When you look at the … Continue reading
Things happen so quickly these days. Yesterday morning Greg Smith was a brave whistleblower, after his extraordinary piece in the New York Times attacking his employer Goldman Sachs. By the evening, UK time, the backlash had started with ad hominem attacks … Continue reading