Monthly Archives: February 2011

Pensions and health care pledges put UK at ‘extreme risk’ of another economic crisis

Higher taxes, more spending cuts and longer working lives will be needed to prevent the country “going bankrupt”, risk analyst Maplecroft warns in its annual Fiscal Risk Index. The UK ranks 10th out of 163 countries, a rise of 16 … Continue reading

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Language is the source of misunderstandings.  Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 – 1944)

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If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.  Joseph Farrell

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Experts criticise continued confusion around default retirement age regulations

Employment law experts have condemned the Government’s handling of the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA) amid claims that the forthcoming Regulations, which become law in just six weeks, are confusing for employers and could leave them open to … Continue reading

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Women still face a glass ceiling

Most women aspiring to senior management positions believe the glass ceiling to career progression still exists, according to a report by a leading UK management organisation . The survey of 3,000 members of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) … Continue reading

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Will a master’s get you a job?

“It helped me stand out from the crowd and get a job,” says Gitte Pedersen of her master’s degree in international marketing. The fact that she’s talking about the course from her office at advertising giant Ogilvy reinforces her point. … Continue reading

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PM paves way for privatisation of public services

Almost all public services could be opened up to private companies under plans being put forward by Prime Minister David Cameron today. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the PM said that “complete change” was needed in the public … Continue reading

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The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.  Gustave Flaubert (1821 – 1880)

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LGA chief urges pensions rethink

The most senior Conservative in local government has urged Chancellor George Osborne to rethink plans to make public sector workers pay higher pension contributions, it was reported today. Baroness Eaton, the Tory chairman of the Local Government Association, said there … Continue reading

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We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.  H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

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