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.
From what I’ve read and heard, Matthew Taylor seems like a decent bloke, and someone I’d love to sit down and talk to as part of his Review of Modern Employment, that he is currently carrying out on behalf of the Government.
Today, the most senior judge in the country took two minutes to obliterate the Government’s case for bullying parliament out of its constitutional right to trigger Article 50 and take the UK out of the EU.
Last night the man who has since the referendum stood between us and self-inflicted economic ruination, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England (BOE), resigned.
It’s that time again, and like last year and the year before those who have a vested interest in getting bums on seats in lecture theatres – because universities are businesses – are out there telling lies to the latest group of bright young students.