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.

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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A poor indictment for a well known name


Nearly 108 years ago a baby boy named Harold Rolfe Owen was born in Yorkshire. At the age of 18 he was part of the Royal Flying Corps when in 1917 like many of his colleagues he sustained serious injuries … Continue reading

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Small Businesses have a new champion


The Government yesterday announced that they have appointed a Small Business Commissioner to champion the voice of small businesses. The person they have appointed is Paul Uppal who served as Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West from 2010 to 2015. He … Continue reading

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Who gets to decide on public rates of pay?


A couple of weeks ago Jo Johnson who is a Government Minister added his voice to that of several Parliamentary colleagues over the rates of pay received by senior University Staff. This week another case has emerged of high levels … Continue reading

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The need to understand small businesses


The challenge of growing the UK economy in such a way that raises wages and increases jobs is widely recognised as being in large part, something best solved by the SME sector. As many large corporations grow by buying competitors … Continue reading

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