More unhappy reading regarding costs – this time re Payments on Account. This is a helpful summary of the state of play on the LSCs UPOA policy and approach.

Procurement Support 

We will be offering a full package of assistance with the next procurement round. Detail will follow once we get to see the detail, which is currently a bit sketchy to say the least. So – watch this space.

Patience of Angels 

This seems appropriate for a belated Friday Song. He, Boo Hewerdine, played it second in Saturdays set, with the introduction – “I will play you my hit before you turn on me”. (It was popularised by Eddi Reader who took it to No. 4 in the charts). This was a fantastic, intimate gig organised by […]

Panic on the Streets of (insert town name) 

Andy and I are back at the helm, following a short break, just as we seem to heading for difficult waters. Our caseload is through the roof – we have 6 appeals at Middlesbrough and the field work is nuts – I am even coming out of retirement 2 days this week. We are starting […]