PAC Conference

PAC Conference

I have spent the past few days at the Joint University Council Public Administration Committee Annual Conference (aka PAC conference), which was at the University…

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Policy Exchange Report on Cities

Policy Exchange Report on Cities

I haven’t had time to properly digest the Cities Unlimited report from Policy Exchange yet – too busy writing a conference paper – but the…

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Rhetoric and Reform

Rhetoric and Reform

The rhetoric surrounding the Brown government’s latest plans for welfare reform – published in a green paper today – has been fascinating. As Polly Toynbee…

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Tech Anniversaries

Tech Anniversaries

Seems today marks 10 years since the term ‘blog’ was coined by Jorn Barger. In 2007 I’ve noticed a whole bunch of ICT anniversaries being…

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Massive IT Cock Up at HMRC

Massive IT Cock Up at HMRC

The UK’s Social Security system is no stranger to IT disasters. Recent ‘highlights’ include: the long term closure (almost two years to date!) of the…

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