Category Archives: Government policy

Change for change’s sake

My typically positive outlook has been tested greatly in the last 2 weeks.  There was I looking forward to a new year, and all the challenges and rewards it will doubtless bring in varying measure. Have I been allowed to … Continue reading

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Flexible working – beyond the law

This post is the full version of my guest post for Anywhere Work from a few weeks ago, with more content, more examples and more links.  It is quite literally Christmas come early.  Feel free to send me mulled wine … Continue reading

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Shared parental leave and flexible working – dare to dream

This very morning, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has made a speech to outline the measures the Goverment proposes in the long awaited Response to the Modern Workplaces Consultation*. I like the speech. I like it very much. It … Continue reading

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Rights for Shares Consultation – will you bother?

In my last post I urged any of you with a view on the Government’s “Rights for Shares” proposal, to shoehorn those views into the narrow scope of the Consultation document.  I’m interested to know if others share my view, … Continue reading

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An exchange with the Minister for BIS

Last week I was fortunate enough to put a question to Jo Swinson, the Minister for Business Innovation and Skills via her live webchat hosted by the Chartered Management Institute (transcript here). As I said in my question (reproduced below), … Continue reading

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Workers of the world unite

Earlier this week, George Osborne the Chancellor of the Exchequer made his speech to the Conservative Party conference.  You may just have heard about it (!), you may have seen it, and/or you may have seen the subsequent explosion of … Continue reading

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Shaping Government Policy – it’s my turn

Before I say anything of substance in this post, I must begin by saying that I have no empirical evidence for the claims I am about to make. As I write this I am a passenger in a car hurtling … Continue reading

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