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Might as well face it, they're addicted to ads

In the run-up to the 2010 general election, George Osborne took to the pages of the Daily Telegraph to explain that a Tory government would be tough in pursuit of cuts, promising to ‘cap public sector fat-cat pensions, slash spending on government advertising and private sector consultants, and root out waste in every area of the public sector’.1 When he duly became chancellor of the exchequer, he announced that ‘savings could come from the £1 billion spent on government advertising and the £580 million budget for office furniture’.2… 855 more words


We need to show that we know and understand and can reflect...

We need to show that we know and understand and can reflect today’s Britain. Today we don’t. – Francis Maude: http://dlvr.it/CjlTPM

Francis Maude

Questionable Time #136

Good morrow lemmings and welcome to Hell.

Let’s get right to it, although this may be a somewhat late and truncated edition as I have spent a lot of my time in recent days either a) trudging around for ten hours straight following the campaign trail and getting attacked by dogs, b) bellowing like a harpooned whale at my television screen, or c) sleeping. 1,296 more words

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Cabinet Officer Minister praises council

Surrey County Council has been named an ‘Open Data Champion’ by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude for its digital approach.

He named Surrey as one of 16 champions nationally at an event looking at the role of the ‘local authority of the future’. 61 more words

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Cyber Security Insurance: New Steps to Make UK World Centre

Last year 81% of large UK businesses and 60% of small companies suffered a cyber security breach. A report published on 23 March by HM Government and Marsh, one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers and risk advisors, announces new joint initiatives between government and the insurance sector to help firms get to grips with cyber risk; to establish cyber insurance as part of firms’ cyber toolkits and cement London as the global centre for cyber risk management. 1,203 more words


Trade Unions Should Learn from Francis Maude's Attack on PCS Union

Unions in the Civil Service face a herculean task in needing to get each and every union member to effectively re-join their union following Francis Maude’s pressure to withdraw the ability of union members to pay their subscriptions direct from their salary. 1,647 more words

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