Tag Archives: Budget

“We’re introducing” means very little!


In last weeks budget Philip Hammond made the following statement We’re introducing T-levels. And today I provide a further £20m to support FE colleges to prepare for them. Whilst this was hardly a detailed statement, it did indicate a sense of immediacy, … Continue reading

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A week is a long time in Politics


Once a week my blog appears as a column in the Argus newspaper under the heading ‘I do like Mondays’. This is today’s piece:      Last week should have been important for most people in the UK as two … Continue reading

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A few cheap ideas for George


As we prepare for tomorrows budget, there is a group of businesses that are bound to be ignored in everything that is announced apart from possibly the rhetoric itself. The small and micro businesses in the UK are rarely understood or … Continue reading

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Lets end this chaos


As the election period begins in earnest with the closure of Parliament for Easter and on into its recess prior to the election itself, some of us are too busy to really notice the step change in rhetoric. The next 4 … Continue reading

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One day in the spotlight


This morning Radio 4, Today Programme is holding an outside broadcast from a Reading based Small Business which Manufactures perforated metal sheets. It is part of the focus on todays Budget, and one of the relatively predictable set piece broadcasts … Continue reading

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