More Good News

First published Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Figures released today show growth in the UK economy for the fourth consecutive quarter, and the best results since 2007. With overall growth of 1.9% during 2013, it is a clear indication that the business sector is gaining confidence after an extended period of slow or negative growth. Figures […]

Adding Value v Value for Money

First published on Friday, January 24, 2014 A recent report by VisitEngland entitled “Future of the Staycation – 2014 and Beyond” took a look at the potential impact of the recovering economic situation on the domestic holiday market (i.e. people choosing to take short breaks within the UK rather than head off overseas). Whilst the […]

Redrawing the Welsh Economic Map

First published Friday, January 17, 2014 Monday, 20th January 2014 will see the publication of the Williams Commission  report and the suggestions for revisions to the 22 local authorities in Wales, as well as some comment on the existing structure of National Park Authorities. As with any such publication, there have already been various rumours and […]

One Small Change….

First published Tuesday, January 21, 2014 One small change can make a big difference. The start of the new year tends to bring with it various resolutions and intentions from all kinds of sources, many sounding much the same as 12 months ago, and no doubt by around the 3rd week of January, most of them […]

Hold your breath

First published Monday, January 20, 2014 When you’re looking for a new job, it can seem sometimes that you spend a good amount of time holding your breath. Whether you’re holding it whilst silently wishing for a positive response to the CV you’ve just sent by email, or as you turn the doorknob to enter […]

Planning for the long term on a short term map

First published Monday, January 20, 2014 Today has seen the publication of the Williams Commission report on Public Service Governance and Delivery. This long awaited document, the source of much speculation and rumour, makes 62 recommendations intended to bring about a “step change in the performance and delivery of public services in Wales”. Having read […]