Wonga is just a symptom of austerity Britain | Alex Andreou | Comment is free | theguardian.com

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This article from the Guardian is well worth a read to see the underside of society that is eclipsed in the growth statistics. Check it out!

via Wonga is just a symptom of austerity Britain | Alex Andreou | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Personally, I don’t agree with the Guardian but do recognize that there is still a huge problem with UK banks not functioning effectively. Also I do believe that austerity has been excessive in the UK.

Let me ask two open question:

  1. Should the Government put Wonga out of business as not in the national interest?
  2. Should pay-day loans be under the control of the European Commission?

Thoughts?

Universal Credit staff describe chaos behind scenes of flagship Tory reform | Politics | The Guardian

Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of our my popular blogs.

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This is an amazing, MUST READ story in the Guardian. Check it out!

via Universal Credit staff describe chaos behind scenes of flagship Tory reform | Politics | The Guardian.

Personally, I am not at all surprised by the omnishambles created at the DwP (Department of Works & Pensions), on David Cameron‘s shift.

Let me pick at a few threads that have contributed to the chaos.

Firstly, complex IT programs in the UK Public Sector are a grave yard of changing requirements, political meddling, ineffective stakeholder management,  excessive governance, failing functionality, poor transformation management, and eye-watering budget overruns.

Secondly,  excessive austerity has meant that, at every level in the Public Sector, that the better qualified and more able staff have taken generous payoffs and moved to greener pastures.

Thirdly, the Public Sector has increasingly become at the mercy…

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