Tag Archives: public services

Never mind the 50p tax rate, what about the basic rate?

7 Mar

Never mind the 50p tax rate, what about the basic rate?

From April, the threshold between the basic tax rate of 20% and the higher rate of 40% will be reduced, meaning that many teachers across the UK will pay more tax.

Freedom or anarchy?

2 Mar

Freedom or anarchy?

Dale Bassett, research director at the Reform think-tank, argues that "The end of state control would give rise to a self-improving system".

Are You Being Schooled? (Never knowingly under-profit)

22 Feb

Are You Being Schooled? (Never knowingly under-profit)

Think tank Policy Exchange suggests private companies could run state schools as profit-making enterprises under a “John Lewis-style” business model. DfE has “no plans to allow state-funded schools to be profit-making”. (With apologies to John Lewis.)

Royal yacht? HMS Gove-go-fore?

16 Jan

Royal yacht? HMS Gove-go-fore?

Michael Gove suggested that the Queen should be given a new royal yacht to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

School support staff: We want to hear your views

9 Jan

School support staff: We want to hear your views

If you work in a school as a teaching assistant, nursery nurse, technician, administrator or other member of school support staff, we'd like to hear from you.