Monthly Archives: July 2010

Coalition Progress needs more clarification

The Coalition government is being very active at an early stage with several announcements some of which haven’t got obvious benefits. For example handing over control of NHS budgets to GP’s. Are GP’s really in a position to determine an … Continue reading

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Removal of official retirement age

This week the government has announced goodbye to compulsory retirement at 65 as of next year. It’s difficult to imagine why anyone would want to carry on working other than for money reasons. Some people claim to love their jobs and … Continue reading

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Mixed Week for the Coalition

This week saw three announcements from the coalition. One that seemed to be badly handled, one that doesn’t offer obvious benefits and one  that seems understandable and reasonable.  Building Schools for the Future has laudable ideals even if the schools seem over designed and therefore … Continue reading

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Referendum 2011: Alternative Voting System

The government is expected to announce, on Tuesday, a referendum on using the Alternative Voting System.  This is a key part of the Coalition agreement although not as far as the Proportional Representation System the LibDems want. At the moment there are … Continue reading

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Chloride and Tate & Lyle going foreign

More British names transferring overseas. Chloride look certain to be taken over by rival Emerson, a US company.  While Tate & Lyle are selling their sugar and syrup business to rival Domino, a US company. Names are never lost, they can … Continue reading

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