Any plans for the weekend? Or are you keeping them under cover? LOL
Could you get those audits over to Geoff in Accounts by 2 this afternoon?
Cheers honey bun!!! xxx
Recession, debts, budget cuts, tax – it’s all about saving money these days, and identifying the sectors of society with highest and lowest return per invested penny. One UK sector that is renowned for its ability to deliver excellence on very limited budget is science and technology: over 10% of global scientific output is produced in the UK, despite the fact that our country only holds 1% of the global population, and spend less on science per capita than most other countries.
It’s as though Charles Dickens himself penned this story, and authorities in power have sought to bring it to life 142 years after his death (Died June 9 1970). What a throwback to the dreary Victorian era often portrayed by the novelist; the forgotten unemployed bussed into the capital under moonlight and told to get their ‘heads down’ under a dirty bridge in readiness for a gruelling 14-hour shift.
Apprenticeships are on the rise. Although this is welcome news, we need to ensure that the quality of Britain’s vocational training courses is always considered above the quantity, says Mark Farrar, Chief Executive of CITB-ConstructionSkills.
Last week, Chris Grayling had to cave into pressure over unpaid work experience as big name employers exited the ‘workfare’ scheme.
The way the NUS sees it, unpaid interns are the victims of organisations – from blue chip companies to charities like Oxfam and Comic Relief – who want to exploit them for cheap labour. While this might be true, we’re all at risk of exploitation if we don’t question anything. What do you say to a taxi driver who tries to charge you over the odds? Or the shop that sold you faulty shoes? You say no, and ask for your money back. Welcome to the real world.
Learning by doing is the single most effective way to skill-up Britain’s young people.
Families continue to be the ‘sponge’ absorbing much of the Government’s deficit reduction pain. Changes brought in last month have reduced support for families through the freezing of child benefit and a cut to the childcare tax credit. Combined with rising inflation, the squeeze on struggling families is increasingly apparent as families consider their household budgets and note declines in their bank balances.
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