Tag Archives: Local government

Vital Visitors


Most of us experience the vital work of local government on almost a daily basis. We may not always appreciate how important these services are and occasionally may resent the cost of this vital provision or find fault with the … Continue reading

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Council funding


The announcement from the coalition yesterday regarding the annual financial settlement for Local Government is the last that they will make. It also has the potential to be changed in the middle of the year, once the new Government has been elected … Continue reading

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A state of constant denial


The reaction by George Osborne to comments made following his Autumn statement would shame most of us if we attempted something similar in our own workplaces over much more trivial matters. Most of us occasionally misspeak or misrepresent things a little. … Continue reading

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The problem with migration


We live in a mobile culture, always have and probably always will. In the days before Supermarkets migrated food to our neighbourhood, some of us would migrate to find the food which we found most palatable. The need to work and feed … Continue reading

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Sound of Silence?


The comment by Martin Niemöller regarding the way in which the Third Reich gradually removed from society all of those who they disliked and who were opposed to them is far too serious to use in a superficial way, but there … Continue reading

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You spent all the housekeeping!


I was born into a generation when few people had joint bank accounts and in many homes the Father figure would hand over a sum of money each week to his partner in order for the family to eat and … Continue reading

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Lets be £air to Local Government


The eccentric mechanism for funding local Government known as the Barnet Formula creates many opportunities for Government Ministers to ‘reward’ councils whose politics or behaviour they approve of. This seems bizarre in the 21st Century when Ministers claim that their actions … Continue reading

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