Tag Archives: public sector

The Bribery Act: At what point does being part of a six figure corporate package look like being a bribe?

Posted by on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Bribery Act 2010 describes itself as ‘An Act to make provision about offences relating to bribery; and for connected purposes’ – nothing too controversial there you would think. The Act is due to come into force on 1 July following recently published guidance from the Government to give firms a better understanding of where… Read More »

Another one bites the dust: Are football clubs playing the game when it comes to employee contracts?

Posted by on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Despite being regarded by all commentators as a nice man and by most as a good football manager, Roy Hodgson’s departure from Liverpool ‘by mutual consent’ is the third Premier League manager to leave his job in the current season –which is only just over half way finished!  This, together with the constant press coverage… Read More »

Public sector cuts – 5 ways to downsize without losing skills and knowledge

Posted by on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The country is bracing itself for the Comprehensive Spending Review on 20 October.  And local government and NHS trust bosses are looking at how they shed large numbers of highly experienced employees without threatening the long term health of these very organisations. Publictechnology.net highlights the point that a large proportion of the redundancies will result… Read More »

It’s the economy, stupid. Or is it?

Posted by on Monday, July 26, 2010

Well, the government has spoken.  Austerity is upon us!  The public sector must cut and save – there’s little disagreement. My problem is the balance between the economics and ideology of policy making. Let’s look at some examples. 1. Brand Yorkshire disappearing Firstly, the RDAs.  Controversial since their foundation, they were perceived as bloated quangos… Read More »