Posts Tagged “local pay”

The Orange Book, 10 years on: 5 thoughts on its legacy

by Stephen Tall on June 24, 2014

Today saw what its co-editor Paul Marshall called the belated launch party for The Orange Book – such was the controversy surrounding its publication 10 years ago that the original event was cancelled. I was only able to attend one of the sessions (on public service reform) so here are five more general observations on […]

Vince increases the minimum wage. It’s the right decision, but we do need to get local about it.

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2013

This was the Mirror (and many other news outlets) two weeks ago: Minimum wage cut fears: Fury as Government considers ‘kicking’ low-paid workers The reality? The Government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission’s recommendations to increase both the adult and youth National Minimum Wage rates. The BBC reports: Minimum wage to increase to £6.31 […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #16 – Stephen Twigg & Lord Ashcroft

by Stephen Tall on October 5, 2012

Welcome to the 16th in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The aim is to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. We highlight […]

Stephen Twigg backs ‘local pay’ for teachers while also opposing ‘local pay’. Very even-handed

by Stephen Tall on October 4, 2012

Of course he didn’t use the phrase ‘local pay’ because Labour, like the Lib Dems, are opposed to it. But local pay is what Stephen Twigg today announced in his education speech to the party’s Manchester conference: We will have (…)

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