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Making Money from what you spend: Aberdeen’s Supplier Incentive Scheme

February 2, 2016

Former UK Local Government Minister Phil Woolas on Aberdeen City Council’s innovative Supplier Incentive Scheme. The idea of making money out of how much you spend may seem a bit outlandish. But that’s exactly what Aberdeen City Council are achieving with their new relationship with their suppliers – the Supplier Incentive Scheme. And good for … Continue reading Making Money from what you spend: Aberdeen’s Supplier Incentive Scheme

To stay or to go? Analysis of the ‘Yes’ campaign

December 22, 2015

Two rival camps are lining up to win the votes of British voters in the referendum. They will be invited to say ‘Yes’ to remain in or ‘No’ to leave the EU. Political convention states that urging a Yes vote is more appealing and positive than a No choice. Whether that convention becomes a reality … Continue reading To stay or to go? Analysis of the ‘Yes’ campaign

Prime Minister’s Questions: 25th March 2015

March 25, 2015

  Twice in modern times has an incoming Tory Prime Minister promised in Opposition not to raise VAT only to do so when coming to office. The argument divides British politics with Labour broadly against purchase taxes that they see as regressive and hitting the poor, and Conservatives seeing it as a very efficient tax … Continue reading Prime Minister’s Questions: 25th March 2015

Prime Minister’s Questions – 18th March 2015

March 18, 2015

So, the penultimate battle of the 55th Parliament of the United Kingdom took place in the shadow of the all-important Budget 2015 – the real politik launch of the General Election. The Labour Leader took a big decision and played to his Party’s strengths – the National Health Service. His critics, in private on his … Continue reading Prime Minister’s Questions – 18th March 2015