While 21 per cent were changing suppliers in 2006, just 11.5 per cent have changed this year
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Thursday 16 August 2012
So, the bastards have won this round. Today half a million 18-year-olds will get their A-level results and join the scramble for university places that now cost three times what they did last year. Higher education is looking more and more like it was designed by a cutthroat consumer recasting of Thomas Gradgrind, Dickens's cold-blooded headmaster from Hard Times, who believed that profit was the only point of learning.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Two universities are negotiating deals to outsource their services to private companies, in what could be a new model for higher education.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
The private firm at the centre of the Olympics security shambles is looking to hire former police officers as civilian investigators to work on sensitive, high-profile cases.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Philip Hammond says Olympic chaos forced policy rethink
Friday 10 August 2012
Away from the medals, have we been as successful in making the games a great experience for athletes and tourists alike?
Thursday 02 August 2012
Thousands of workers at the DVLA and Transport Department will go on strike tomorrow in the latest phase of a long-running dispute over jobs, office closures, pay and privatisation.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Another 1,200 troops were put on standby to provide Olympics security tonight as the fallout from the G4S chaos continued.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Thousands of staff at the Home Office, including airport immigration workers, have voted to go on strike over jobs, pay and other issues, raising the threat of industrial action hitting the Olympics.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
This can't be allowed to continue. It is time for the regulators to get a handle on it
Friday 13 July 2012
The longer, healthier lives the British can expect to lead will not always be happier, or at least as prosperous, as we might wish to assume – and the public services we have come to enjoy and take for granted will have to change as they grow less affordable.
Thursday 28 June 2012
The newly elected leader of the British Medical Association is seeking urgent talks with the Government after doctors unanimously voted for further industrial action if pension negotiations are not re-opened.
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