High streets shrink in 10 out of 12 towns on Mary Portas scheme

Government blamed for inefficient use of money with 95 business units having closed in ailing targetsMary Portas’s scheme to revitalise ailing high streets has failed to stop the rot – with 10 out of the 12 towns selected to share £1.2m of taxpayers’ cash seeing an increase in empty shopping outlets.The towns – Bedford, Croydon, […]
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Hospitals must shrink or shut, doctors warn

GPs’ leader Dr Michael Dixon says half of services should be moved closer to patients’ homesGPs who now control much of the NHS budget have said many hospitals will have to drastically shrink or shut altogether because half their services should be provided elsewhere. Family doctors have raised questions over the future of hospitals by […]
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Bank bonuses may shrink – but watch as the salaries rise

European legislation has not persuaded senior management to look at whether remuneration is truly value for moneyNo one should be under the illusion that European legislation curbing bankers’ bonuses to a mere doubling of an employee’s salary will end the public debate about high levels of banker compensation. Call me cynical, but the legislation might […]
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