Archive Monthly Archives: May 2020

Ryanair PtII and The CAA


I’m hoping that BBC’s Watchdog programme, is seriously considering an investigation into Ryanair’s rogue business practices. Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary should be a top contender for its rogue trader’s gallery on BBC one’s watchdog. The company is currently withholding hundreds of thousands of pounds if not millions, in ex-passengers money who have had their flights […]

Employer or Employee? Get the Right Advice


Small businesses don’t always have their own ‘HR department’ so a quick tip that I wanted to share with readers of my blog that the ACAS service is a really useful resource which offers advice the Furlough scheme and all other COVID-19 issues. Many employees will be anxious about returning to work and employers may […]

Plan to Fail, Fail to Plan


Now for those that don’t know, I’ve built part of my career on the failure of computer systems and a lot of it, on building resilient systems. So it’s only been natural for me to ask questions of the leadership on how they intend to deal and mitigate with problems that remote meetings (via the […]

£2bn For Cycle Lanes & Sustainable Transport


As group leader for the Lib Dems, I’ve been having meetings with the Managing Director, Leader of the Council and other minority leaders since the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak. We’ve been putting forward the views of group members and residents on our Councils response to Covid-19 and trying our best to influence our Councils response. On todays […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


The Good… Well done to two fine examples of local business, (although I’m sure there are many more, let me know here) our local hardware store here in Rayleigh, Hickeys, who has been working hard to source and supply PPE for frontline workers and who set up a jigsaw exchange to help keep people entertained! […]