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Rishab Mehan :: Mon, 11/07/2011 - 17:20

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Getting in a spin over public sector pensions

Public sector pensions are complicated enough without journalists trying to use statistics to stir things up even more

Robert Whiston and Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 02/09/2010 - 10:02

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Police face a crunch on numbers

No sooner are they in power than the Tories give us all a fright over law and order.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 02/07/2010 - 17:13

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Cabinet Office rapped for dodgy figures

The Cabinet Office has had a rap on the knuckles from Sir Michael Scholar, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, over the publication of unvalidated statistics on public sector employment.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 30/06/2010 - 12:32

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Iffy maths from the TUC on pensions

The TUC, apparently reluctant to believe George Osborne’s promise to pensioners in his Budget, issued a press release on Saturday claiming that the old would have been better off over the n

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 22/06/2010 - 10:26

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Dodgy counting in the civil service

How many people are employed in the public sector?

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 17/06/2010 - 15:17

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Miscalculating the cost of public sector pensions

If it’s a good story, who cares about an extra zero?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 07/04/2010 - 11:22

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Fools rush in ...

 It’s tempting fate to get into this particular subject again, but I cannot pass by an analysis by the Institute for

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 08/01/2010 - 14:21

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The Sunday Times and the public and private sector

An article in last week’s Sunday Times comparing pay and conditions in the private and public sector has caused controversy, with charges that the comparisons made were unfair.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 13/10/2009 - 16:52

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Who's the fattest cat, private or public?

“Say it again, say it often: the public sector is less well-paid” says Polly Toynbee in today’s Guardian. She can say it as often as she likes: but that doesn’t make it true.