What support from Big Business really means

Unsurprisingly, leaders of some big businesses have said this week that they back the Conservatives. With Labour and the Liberal Democrats desperately trying to find a business leader that supports them, one has to ask whether being supported by Chief Executives of...

Scrutiny Task Groups

As a member of Worcestershire County Council there are a number of scrutiny roles that we take part in. I am a member of the Economy, Environment and Communities Overview & Scrutiny Panel. This covers such areas as Highways, waste disposal and libraries. Our role...

A belated return to growth does not vindicate austerity

Many believe that the UK’s return to growth vindicates Osborne’s austerity policies. However, the economist Chris Dillow explains how this is; …an example of the outcome bias – the tendency to assess behaviour by results rather than by the...