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Pay the going rate or see the talent going

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... the way when deciding on policy direction for the country.  But what he does not do is put the policy direction into detailed practice.  He does not decide exactly how the decisions he makes will be implemented ...

Being Critical

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... if not sorry to whoever did say it)  that being a policy officer in local government rewarded negativity. Officers were given extra points if they could dissect a piece of policy or another proposal, in ...

Jargon-tastic

Created on 20 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... I have managed to gather from friends and colleagues. Please enjoy: We will undertake this PPIP– PPIP means putting policy into practice (took me ages to find that out).  Can’t we just say, ‘We will ...

The abolition of the Audit Commission

Created on 19 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... by overweening central Government against supposedly recalcitrant local authorities. However, that was not all it did. The AC developed policy, lobbied the Government on behalf of local Government, produced ...

You know you’ve worked in Local Government too long when…

Created on 19 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... mother, to ensure it has the right policy and community positioning and doesn’t contradict previous correspondence on the matter You write all of your documents in the prescribed corporate font size ...

Health & Safety and Equality Considerations for Christmas Songs

Created on 19 March 2013. Posted in Our blog

... a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows. You are advised that under the Equal Opportunities for All policy, it is inappropriate for persons to make comment with regard ...

Stairway to Floor Seven

Created on 24 November 2009. Posted in Our blog

... a bribe he was after, just our unending gratitude for his general benevolence). In the past this no-stairs policy has been the case in theory rather than in practice. The stairs were officially for emergency ...