Monthly Archives: December 2010

Rail season tickets burst the £5,000 a year barrier

Rail passengers across the country – including those using popular Home Counties routes – are facing the highest increases in a generation, at a time when many people’s salaries are failing to keep pace with inflation. The biggest season ticket … Continue reading

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Salaries of NHS consultants soar by 68 per cent

Aneurin Bevan famously said that in order to create the NHS he had been forced to “stuff doctors’ mouths with gold”. Sixty years on and new figures released by the National Audit Office have revealed that, in order to reform … Continue reading

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Quotas for boardroom women all but ruled out

The former banker investigating ways to get more women executives appointed to Britain’s boardrooms will today give his strongest indication yet that quotas have been ruled out. Lord Davies of Abersoch, who is carrying out a review for the Government, … Continue reading

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National minimum wage amendment in place from January 1

The Government has finalised the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010, which amend the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 and come into force on 1 January 2011. Schemes that operate at the moment allow part of employees’ pay, … Continue reading

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National strikes to coincide with royal wedding

At a Trades Union Congress meeting next month union bosses are expected to thrash out plans to create a mass walkout in the spring in protest at spending cuts. The talks will bring together unions which have industrial action ongoing, … Continue reading

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The big trade unions show their regressive side

The referendum on changes to the electoral system is shaping up to be the political event of next year. As it should be. Voting is a serious matter, and no alteration to the established way of doing things should be … Continue reading

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Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.  Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982)

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Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.  Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

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Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.  Epictetus (55 AD – 135 AD)

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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.  Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)

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