Tag Archives: Matthew Hancock

A clear lack of accountability


When elected Government officers make decisions to spend public money in ways that are clearly outside of their remit and go against the advice of their civil servants, there needs to be some form of accountability for them and learning … Continue reading

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A lack of discrimination


A news report in Mondays Independent newspaper responds to the way in which young men and women from Independent Schools are able to gain advantage from their education and are disproportionately represented in the high ranks in Business, Public Sector … Continue reading

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A Government in chaos


This week the Government announced it was making changes to the Trade Union Bill which had been deeply unpopular with Trade Unionists and led to a number of high profile protests and demonstrations. Several tabloid newspapers have suggested this is … Continue reading

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Lets have substance, not just style


It appears that the Government and in particular the Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock MP have managed to win the case to spend an additional £80,000 per year to ensure our laws will continue to be printed on vellum, rather … Continue reading

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Many charities need a strategy


I wrote at the beginning of February about plans by Matthew Hancock MP, Minister in the Cabinet Office to gag all charities that receive public funding. This will put many charities into a very difficult position. The Government has begun … Continue reading

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The Government needs a complete doctrine


Earlier this month, Matthew Hancock MP and Minister at the Cabinet Office announced that he plans to introduce a clause into all funding arrangements for charities which will prevent the charities from using funds they receive to lobby the Government. I wrote … Continue reading

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Democracy is too precious


This week a number of issues have arisen at the same time which all point to how tawdry the political parties have made our democracy. The challenge here in the UK is of course a pale reflection of the distressing … Continue reading

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