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Ian Brinkley

OBR Forecasts More Credible – But may still be too optimistic

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

29 November 2010

The new Office for Budget Responsibility economic forecasts published at lunchtime yesterday ( 29 November) show that public sector job cuts will be less severe than first feared. Between the first quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2016 general government

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Welfare Revolution or Evolution?

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

24 November 2010

The recent White Paper setting out the Coalition’s proposals for a Universal Credit has been described as a fundamental reform of the British welfare system. The proposals certainly have some attractions such as simplification and improvementd in work benefits for some people.

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Christmas surge followed by Spring slump?

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

16 November 2010

The CIPD’s latest recruitment survey finds private sector employers reporting a pre-Christmas surge in job creation, while public sector organisations are starting to shed jobs in increasing numbers....

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Will workfare work?

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

09 November 2010

The government’s latest proposals to encourage the unemployed back to work have proved controversial, attracting criticism from the Archbishop of Canterbury and others. What seems to be proposed is that some long term unemployed will be required to perform “voluntary” work if they want to keep their benefits.

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Too many managers, not enough innovators?

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

23 July 2010

Over the next ten years job growth in both the US and UK economies will be driven by an expansion in knowledge intensive services and care related jobs. But there is a striking rise in the predicted number of managerial jobs that will be created in the UK. Given that productivity in the US is 22% higher than the UK , this begs the question - what are all these managers doing?

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A tale of two anglo-saxon economies

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

12 July 2010

Once described as two countries divided by a common language, the US and the UK are typically seen as exemplars of ‘hire and fire’ labour market flexibility in contrast to the ‘sclerotic’ over-regulated labour markets of the rest of Europe.

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Public sector job cuts – the lessons from Canada

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

25 June 2010

The experience of Canada in the 1990s is often cited as an example of how governments can cut large deficits without endangering economic recovery.

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Cutting the public sector

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

08 June 2010

In the run-up to the Budget on 22 June the government has opened up the cuts debate to the general public.

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