Category Archives: Economics

A strange subject to write about for someone who sometimes struggles to add up. However this is economics as it applies to the social and cultural fabric of our lives together.

Youth Employment and Apprenticeships


On Wednesday Parliament debated a topic that is vital to all of us, that of youth employment. The debate was convened by Gillian Keegan who is the recently elected MP for Chichester and who believes she is the only MP … Continue reading

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A Government department in chaos


Anne Milton is the MP for Guildford and Minister for Women and Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills State in the Department for Education. On Monday the preview of an interview with her was published to question why the outcome … Continue reading

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Will bribing Schools add up?


The decision by Philip Hammond to offer a £600 Bribe to Schools that manage to persuade their students who have passed Maths at GCSE to then go onto Maths A Level is deeply worrying. Society is crying out for better … Continue reading

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Financial services is not a special case


As this piece in the FT reports, there is a commitment being made by David Davis and his team as they negotiate Brexit to ensure that Bankers and Financial Service providers can continue to trade post Brexit for at least … Continue reading

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Huw, please sort out the UC helpline


The cost to all of us, everytime someone gets on the phone to raise a concern or request information from a public sector body is huge. This relates to all agencies, irrespective of the name on the door of the … Continue reading

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Less a board, more of a splinter


The idea that a nation which lacks a written constitution has a  a constitutional convention that full membership of a board of trade is only open to people who hold the title of privy counsellor is not on the face of … Continue reading

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Why a second EU referendum is vital


I confess to being someone who voted to remain, and would do the same again today if a referendum was being held (being a Thursday it is more likely today than tomorrow). However despite this my view that a second … Continue reading

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