Daily Archives: September 13, 2009

Jim Pickard

I suspect this quote by Brendan Barber may appear in tomorrow’s headlines: Read more

Jim Pickard

A surreal answer from the government to the simple question of why DCLG’s admin costs are still going up.

As my source points out, it is a “fantastic illustration of Whitehall double-speak“. Read more

Jim Pickard

Expectations are for a Gordon Brown “recovery” speech on Tuesday when he faces the TUC Conference in Liverpool.

For all the (slightly) better economic/financial data out there, there is still an obvious dichotomy that Britain faces. Do you define the downturn by GDP figures (the formal definition of recession beging two quarters of contraction) or on unemployment figures? Read more