- RT @stianwestlake: Found this 1994 set of predictions for 2015 written by the partners of Arthur Andersen. http://t.co/hmgz47hBbH 3 hours ago
- @jdportes @yorksranter @stianwestlake They should repeat some episodes of Tomorrow's World. 3 hours ago
- RT @Wonkypolicywonk: Blog: How not to measure the 'level of ET claims'. Oh, too late ... hardlabourblog.com/2015/05/26/dan… #ETfees cc @Gilesyb http://… 3 hours ago
- RT @Independent: The Tories' welfare cuts will either make people poorer or less likely to work, IFS says ind.pn/1AvPwh6 http://t.c… 3 hours ago
- RT @soc_protection: #China extends #PensionSystem, covering about 80% of #WorkingAge & above population bit.ly/1KwDfwo http://t.co/… 3 hours ago
- RT @AdamBienkov: Liz Kendall is wrong. Labour's route back to power isn't simple. It's horribly complicated. politics.co.uk/blogs/2015/05/… http://… 10 hours ago
- @rich_w What are you up to? 12 hours ago
- @antonhowes @JohnRentoul Probably. That seems to have happened in a number of places. 14 hours ago
- Makes you wonder how they managed it without New Labour being in charge. @Frances_Coppola 14 hours ago
- @JohnRentoul Yes it did. oecd.org/social/income-… http://t.co/saH9ThPsxY 14 hours ago
- And Latvia might not be happy about restrictions on freedom of movement. Chart by @StrongerInNos http://t.co/MsVjfFkiRD 15 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… 15 hours ago
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Category Archives: Peak State
The CBI and IPPR published a report on the future of public services last week. It warned: Britain faces a longer-term fiscal challenge. The Office for Budget Responsibility has estimated that by 2030 Britain will once again move into deficit … Continue reading
One person who won’t have been surprised by this week’s economic forecast is CIPD Chief Economist John Philpott. Last year, he predicted public sector job losses of 725,000 contradicting the Office for Budget Responsibility’s official forecast of 400,000. During a typical outbreak … Continue reading
A remarkable piece over at A Fistful of Euros puts the Eurozone crisis and, by implication, our own economic woes, into the context of a generalised crisis facing all developed economies. Three things have caused this, says Edward Hugh, high levels … Continue reading
Public sector pensions are being cut and the state retirement age is slowly but surely being pushed towards seventy. Many people are outraged by all this but is it reasonable, now, to expect to retire at 65? Most of us have … Continue reading
Peter Hoskin and Éoin Clarke were knocking lumps out of each other last week about whether debt and debt repayments were worse under John Major than they are now. At least they were knocking lumps out of each other with numbers and bar … Continue reading
Anne McElvoy is annoyed with Islington council. It has told her she has to recycle her food waste to help the council save money and that, if she doesn’t, she will be fined. Her irritation seems to be not so much with … Continue reading