I’ve been keeping a close eye on how our automotive sector is doing, because anyone with an understanding of business and the economy would appreciate how important the industry is to Britain.
I’m supposed to say I’m disappointed that the Supreme Court has ruled against Pimlico Plumbers, by ruling that plumber, Gary Smith, was a worker, rather than the self-employed contractor we all knew he was when he was carrying out work for my company.
The workplace is meant to be a place where people learn, a pathway to bettering themselves you could say; So someone please tell me why companies have the audacity to exploit our young people with ‘unpaid shifts’.
Yesterday Theresa May once again proved it is she, not various members of her cabinet, who needs to be in another job.
The Autumn Budget is looming and I can tell you, there’s one thing for sure that I hope to see included, and that’s a boost for apprenticeships!
Settling on a ‘no deal’ future as the UK’s relationship with the European Union is completely unthinkable, and there is no way in hell that such an arrangement can ever be allowed to happen.
I am shaking with rage I’m so angry about today’s Supreme Court ruling that says that charging people to bring employment tribunal cases against employers is illegal.
I’m getting extremely annoyed about the way people are using the phrase ‘gig economy’. Not only is it being portrayed as something new, but also the implication is that anyone involved in paying people on a ‘job done’ basis is some kind of abusive employer, running an exploitative business model.
I genuinely think that T-Levels are the greatest innovation in the vocational education area that has taken place in my lifetime. They are a brilliant idea that will replace a mishmash of 13,000 courses with 15 ‘routes’ as diverse as accountancy and finance, hospitality and plumbing and building work.