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A red RAG to a bull

By James Pembroke / November 25, 2015 / 11 Comments

Last month the schools causing concernguidance was updated. This guidance sets out local authorities’ statutory responsibilities for tackling underperformance, and includes details on the issuing of warning notices and their powers of intervention. My fear is that it’s more about stick than carrot and effectively turns LAs into boot boys, going out to round up as many schools as possible…

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The Value Added Tax

By James Pembroke / November 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

Remember the community charge, or the poll tax as it became better known? The supposed merit of the system was that it was simple, easy to understand and straightforward to apply. But like many things that are simple it was flawed. It was also extremely unfair. Under the poll tax, everyone would pay the same…

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