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100,000 Jobs to go

Up to 100,000 more civil service jobs could go by 2020, union warns

Staffing levels at risk again in public spending cuts

Whitehall could lose as many as 100,000 civil servants over the next five years as the government continues its efforts to dramatically reduce public spending, the FDA union has warned. 291 more words

On The NHS

A cancer surgeon has become the latest healthcare professional to discover that telling what you see as the truth about the NHS is not a clever career move, no matter how much protection is promised to whistleblowers. 325 more words

Projectile Working

Plans for the inaugural meeting of the Agile Working Project Planning and Implementation Group suffer a couple of setbacks. Business Systems and Technology Based Creative Solutions Design and Development Officer, William Eckersley, suggests the group need a snappier title to generate interest, but not an acronym. 1,606 more words


Thought Spending Cuts were to reduce Public Debt? Think again

Last week David Cameron told the Tory Conference that under the Coalition the country was “paying down its debt.” This, after all, we are told is the reason why we have had to endure: 246 more words


When winning leaves you at a loss

“The only way to win in a no-win situation is to draw.”

My comment brings the heated debate lurching to a halt. My team look at each other as they consider this and what it might mean. 1,208 more words


When the dust unsettles

“If new brooms sweep clean, Danni must be a turbo-charged Dyson.”

Lucy’s comment on Danni’s first four weeks as HEHaW, or Donkey as we prefer to call the Head of Environmental Health and Waste, does little to lighten the mood. 1,390 more words


Should refuse collectors be given a tip?

Who could have predicted the events the 2015 Vision seminar precipitated?

Bridget Pilpott, Finance Officer and part time spiritualist medium, is the first. With a history of predicting the council would overspend its budget each year, she claims to have seen the future in the tea leaves. 1,252 more words