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19 things I learnt at the Public Sector Show 2013

Created on 30 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... of spend per year (and no, I didn’t add on extra zeros for fun!); central government has 5550,000 different suppliers (240,000 with in-year spend); local authorities spend £50,000,000,000 with third parties ...

12 Things I learnt about podcasting

Created on 03 April 2013. Posted in Our blog

... format along the way. If we find our talking is getting monotonous then we can mix up the order, or come up with a new or different segment to shake it up. It also makes listening to it seem not quite ...

Tax increases on the poor – Why?

Created on 29 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... as a ‘benefit’ and at the moment we are in the middle of a severe anti-benefit moment. Although in a different era (pre-crash) if Gordon Brown had, for example, cut tax credits (seen as a benefit) rather ...

The budget: Always read the small print

Created on 27 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... to doing a podcast that are different from writing and one of them is the challenge of gathering a complex idea and distilling it into something approaching sensible conversation. There are no rewrites ...

Dear ITV

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... all earn more than their private sector counterparts.  Here are a few facts that present these comparisons in a different light: Since 2007, basic pay in the civil service has increased by 6.5% and ...

Pay the going rate or see the talent going

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... then they are poached by bigger clubs from different leagues who will pay for their skills, the equivalent of the private sector poaching from their public counterparts. I for one get tired of the constant ...

Strategy

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... new ideas or generate a buzz in the council. This leads to the local authority having multiple different strategies, none of which is particularly unique and none of them providing quite the impact that ...

Bingo!

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... be a community thing” – for Pretty much anything which is new/different/ something the person talking about it can’t be bothered to think about today “There’s a risk of commercial sensitivity” – For ...

Jargon-tastic

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... totally different Efficiency measures– why not say that we’re trying to save money and be done with it? Worklessness– just because its not a word Corporatisation– which isn’t a word either Outcomes ...

A day out with the NGDP Alumni

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... our customers but to be honest the content was more about innovating, challenging assumptions and generally having the courage to tackle the status quo head on and deliver public services in a very different ...