Archive for May 2011

ONS: Gender Pay Gap Narrows

This article by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), published in December 2010, claims that the full-time gender pay gap in the UK (for median hourly earnings, excluding overtime) has narrowed by two percentage points between 2009 and 2010. However,… Read More ›

Who reads poetry?

Jackie Kay of the Guardian argues the case of poetry in a lovely (if old) article. Perhaps she is right (even though I instinctively shudder at the sheer glance of something proudly entitled `Costa book awards’. It must be the… Read More ›

Questioning the Big Society

An interesting polemic article by Brian Davey discusses the potential perilous effects of the `Big Society’ project on volunteering and the British welfare state. Big Society: volunteering or rip off? Read Davey’s article on the New Internationalist blog and tell us what… Read More ›