- Those red Tories eh? twitter.com/JamesDMorris/s… 5 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: What has happened to public sector pay since 2001? Several phases to the pay squeeze over the last decade https://t.co/p… 6 hours ago
- @policysketch @ONS No but I'm planning to get something out this week. 6 hours ago
- RT @DazNewman: Any Brexit is a Brexit for all of us - that's the problem. You can't just stick a 'for the many' slogan onto everything http… 7 hours ago
- RT @sarahoconnor_: So an Uber driver, a lapdancer and a church organist walk into a tribunal... ft.com/content/7825b4… On fuzzy employment… 8 hours ago
- RT @Picketer: Wonk Despotism will be brutal. twitter.com/tomwestland/st… 10 hours ago
- RT @kate_hammer: Call for a public inquiry by @GeorgeMonbiot cc @TimLord2017 theguardian.com/commentisfree/… 10 hours ago
- @phill_kemp @xtophercook @innesbowen So this goes back to competitive tendering then? 10 hours ago
- RT @DuncanWeldon: And another interesting chart on consumer credit. https://t.co/fB2zLCd8Dd 13 hours ago
- @xtophercook @innesbowen @phill_kemp When did local authorities stop doing building inspections? 13 hours ago
- RT @andrewdakers: Smaller businesses particuarly sit on their hands as Brexit deadline approaches @FT ft.com/content/0144c9… 13 hours ago
- @Frances_Coppola Any thoughts? twitter.com/rafaelbehr/sta… 13 hours ago
- When trying to increase your pay was dangerous
- Is austerity over?
- The end of the Long 90s
- Brexit: Are we facing a workforce crunch?
- Pay attention business: politics is back!
- Employers: It’s your job to get migration down to 100,000
- The Red Tory moment
- AI: Still not clever enough to be allowed out on its own
- Tax and ‘the rich’
- Productivity: Why worry?
- The ‘we’ of slavery
- Brexit: Britain’s Prohibition
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Monthly Archives: June 2014
The ONS published a report on the effects of taxes and benefits on household income last week. It showed a recent slight increase in inequality, as measured by the Gini coefficient, though nowhere near the sort of steep rise we saw … Continue reading
I have read three very good pieces on the phone hacking trail. This one from Nick Davies, explains the power dynamics. James Doleman, who sat through the whole thing, explains why Andy Coulson was found guilty and why Rebekah Brooks wasn’t. … Continue reading
Not everyone is happy with the government’s proposed legislation on zero hours contracts. The TUC said it doesn’t go far enough, UNISON called for much tougher measures and John Philpott dismissed it as kitten toothed. Of the recommendations in Norman Pickavance’s report, published … Continue reading
Everybody knows that young people lack the basic skills needed in the workplace. It’s not just a problem with skills. They have bad attitudes too. These reports appear every few months, gleefully covered by the newspapers and providing soundbites for grandstanding MPs. It’s no wonder, then that … Continue reading
The £2 billion NHS funding gap made headlines this week. It’s a story we will probably hear every year from now on, with the amount getting slightly bigger each time. Two graphs from the King’s Fund report earlier this year … Continue reading
Adam Lent has written a wonderful piece, Small is Powerful: Escaping the 20th century love of big power, on the end of “big business, big government and big culture”. The future, he says, is small. Smaller businesses, smaller state and a diffusion … Continue reading
Paul Cotterill reckons I’m wrong. (At least I’m in good company though.) All the people who are accusing the Labour Party of not being honest about tax rises are ignoring its programme for public sector reform, he says. [W]hat apparently … Continue reading