Tag Archives: Business

The truth is the Government is failing to support small businesses


These questions and lack of answers over the last few days (last Thursday and this Monday) indicate that our Government is protecting its own failings and they need to be held accountable. Neither of these questions if answered would place … Continue reading

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Lets hope the Government understands what partnerships mean!


Over the last couple of days businesses have begun to receive Partnership Packs from the Government which on the face of it appears to be a very positive approach. After all people involved in businesses understand in a rather specific … Continue reading

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Exaggerating or underestimating, that is the question


On Monday Afternoon as many people across the country prepared to leave work a group of privileged people assembled to discuss a matter that impacts all of us and may lead to massive job losses and a major reduction in … Continue reading

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Government must work to their strengths


The public conflict that frequently emerges between parts of the Labour Party and parts of the Conservative Party regarding how public services and utilities should be owned and controlled, often appears to be a matter of ideology rather than a … Continue reading

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The challenge of good governance in charities, or businesses


Over the last few days as 2017 ended its career and 2018 has emerged, blinking into the light and stormy weather a twitter debate has been taking place. In one sense it feels rather creepy to be using a discussion … Continue reading

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The need for real expertise


It is vital that if the BBC or indeed any other major broadcaster intends to explore the rights and wrongs of a given issue, that they choose guest ‘experts’ who really understand their subject. To choose people who appear authoritative, … Continue reading

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The cost of creativity


Yesterday I attended a meeting which involved a number of representatives from the public sector, some business leaders and others from the voluntary and community sector. One of the matters we discussed was the need to find new ways of … Continue reading

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More measurement is needed


The stereotypical view of business is that they despise red tape, almost more than the Government which tends to dislike the red tape that others have imposed (either previous Governments or the EU), preferring their own much free-er restrictions and … Continue reading

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Procurement rules for the many


Procurement rules rarely feature in the most exciting things to discuss in any social gathering, but they can have a profound impact on the ability of people to earn a living and provide a service in their own area. One of the … Continue reading

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We must work together, its in all our interest


Whilst stereotypes are often unhelpful and misleading, they are usually based to some extent on truth. The idea that local government tends towards bureaucratic tidiness has been disproven on many occasions, but nevertheless the need for Councils to exhibit good governance prevails. … Continue reading

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