Spending Review 2010 – Impact on Jobs, Employment, Construction and East Anglia

The long awaited comprehensive spending review was revealed by Chancellor George Osborne in October as he announced the government's four-year Spending Review to Parliament. He reveals some of the deepest cuts in public spending in decades, here Technical Moves – Specialist recruitment look at the likely effect on Recruitment, Jobs and Employment for East Anglia.

The key announcements likely to effect Recruitment, Jobs, Employment and Construction projects in East Anglia are as follows:

  • About 490,000 public sector jobs likely to be lost
  • Average 19% four-year cut in departmental budgets
  • Structural deficiency to be eliminated by 2015
  • £ 7bn in additional welfare budget cuts
  • Police funding cut by 4% a year
  • Retirement age to rise from 65 to 66 by 2020
  • English schools budget protected; £ 2bn extra for social care
  • NHS budget in England to rise every year until 2015
  • Regulated rail fares to rise 3% above inflation
  • Bank levy to be made permanent

Technical Moves – Specialist Recruitment comment:

"The Chancellor detailed a number of announcements that we feel will have a direct impact on recruitment, the construction industry and jobs within East Anglia as a region.

* Almost £ 10 billion of funding will be available for new schools capital projects over the next four financial years

* The Chancellor has committed to invest £ 30 billion in UK transport projects over the next four years and keep the green light to a number of projects in the process including the final dualing of the A11 in Norfolk. As has already been significantly documented the A14 project has not been given the go ahead and will have a major impact on future growth plans for Cambridgeshire.

* The Social housing budget has been slashed and has been allocated £ 4.4 bn of capital resources which the Chancellor said would build "up to" 150,000 new affordable homes of the next four years

* Construction capital spending is likely to fall by £ 3.5bn which is less than the industry had been bracing itself for.

The Jobs market within East Anglia, particularly for Architecture, Civil Engineering and Construction have already affected by the economic downturn but we feel that it is important that structural deficiency is addressed immediately. The true impact of the governments plans on recruitment and jobs within this region will not be truly seen for at least two years when we will have a clear picture on if the balance has been correct. Only then will be able to see if the private sector has been able to take up the slack within the employment sector and generated news to replace the cuts to the public sector. "

Her Wedding Was Just So TACKY!

Stories of the wackiest and tackiest weddings of all time

We've all heard the stories – Angelina Jolie marries her first husband with his name written across her white silk blouse in her own blood. Photos are released of 'Posh and Becks' sitting on golden thrones and frosted in diamonds on their wedding day. The first words out of Black Eyed Pea's singer, Fergie's mouth after her vows are "I'm married b $% s"! Sarah Jessica Parker ties the knot wearing black. While we may think that tacky weddings are a practice reserved by the rich and famous, the truth is that they cross all socio-economic barriers. Here are a few of the wackiest and tackiest weddings, cakes and chapters in the twenty-first century:

Army-chic

One particular inventive couple, who chooses to remain anonymous, decided to support their men in Afghanistan by getting married in camouflage. We do not mean in a discreet yet romantic jungle location so that the press and mad Aunt Gertrude could not find them – we mean they literally got married in camouflage. The bride wore a camouflage skirt and a khaki colored veil. The groom at least had the decency to wear a white shirt; however this was coupled with a camouflage jacket. And the cake? It proudly held up two plastic army men.

Vulgar Vegas

Vegas is a bad joke to most people. They may drop the word in a light-hearted conversation if they're joking about eloping or they may know someone who has a cousin who got married in Las Vegas. But the scary truth is that weddings in Vegas are on the rise. Since 1970, weddings have increased five-fold. In fact, recent statistics peg it at 120 000 weddings a year and 50 000 renewals of vows, making up 5% of all weddings in the USA. Elvis would be proud. In fact, Elvis is proud. But this industry is worth over $ 1 billion dollars, so who's laughing now?

Cinderella cheap

Coming in at first place for the tackiest wedding cake of all time is the Cinderella castle cake – so large it needed an entire garage just to house it. Purple and white turrets made up the cake itself with Cinderella and Prince Charming carefully positioned at the front. The cake was framed by a carriage – not made out of pumpkin but out of white balloons and silver plastic wheels. You've got to hand it to this particular bride and groom though – it might be tacky but it's pretty romantic too.

Offbeat Brides.com said it best when they wrote: "Yes everything you want to do for your wedding is tacky. .. [But] when it's all tacky, none of it is really tacky ". There you have it. So now you can use as many sequins, pink bows and cans of whipped cream as you like without even a smidgen of the usual guilt.

Gift Ideas For College Students

Getting gift ideas for a college student can be a challenge. Most traditional college students have been away from home for a period of time so you are likely unsure how much their tastes have changed, if at all. Finding fun gifts is not impossible, however. Following are a few gift ideas that are sure to please.

Gadgets
Even though college students are often not the wealthiest people they still typically have interest in the newest gadget. If you can afford it, the newest iPod, the most recent iPhone or even an attractive and sleek laptop are great gift ideas. These gifts are all great for school as well. Students can download tutorial podcasts to their iPod to help them through any course, they can download a flash card app to their iPhone to help them quiz themselves for the big test or they can tote their laptop to every class to take notes and write papers.

If all of those are out of your reach, try a smart pen. Smart pens allow students to take notes in class the traditional way, however, when the student gets to their computer, they can download their notes and convert them to typed font. This allows students to get a head start on their papers when they have some down time between classes. It also creates a more legitimate set of notes which can aid studying. Gadgets are often the most valuable gift a college student can receive.

Care Packages
Even if it's not a holiday or birthday, everyone who is away from home for the first time loves to receive well thought out care packages. Send baked goods or something from their favorite bakery back home. Add a piece of art from a younger sibling, niece or nephew, or other child the college student is close to. However, the gifts that are most fun to incorporate are those silly little things, you saw while shopping, that made you think of the recipient. Silly games, funny cards, bubble bath, anything you see that makes you think about this person for any reason are all great gift ideas. Whatever you send, it's just nice for them to know you care.

Money
When you're a poor college student you begin to dread the next ramen noodle or cold pizza meal. This is why cold hard cash can be the best gift. While college students have the same basic needs as all of us, they often lack the time to work full time or are simply not used to budgeting their funds. While cash is a great gift, it's obviously not a wise idea to send cash through the mail. Of course you can write a check but other options include money orders, wire transfers, pre-loaded bank debit cards or gift certificates.

Gift certificates can be particularly handy if you are concerned about how your gift is spent. If you determine that the student needs clothes then find out where they like to shop and get a gift certificate for that location. If you think they need food, remember that many grocery stores have gift certificates as well.

These gift ideas are sure to please the traditional college student. Anything that can ease the stress of difficult coursework and homesickness makes the best gift ideas so even if it's silly you should feel free to buy and send as many care packages as you can. Image is not easy but a few fun gift ideas can help ease the stress.

Unlock The Secrets To Successful Domain Name Registration

I find that a domain name is key to a successful internet
business. I remember the very first time that I started my
internet business. I had just registered my domain name and
had my website pointing to my domain. This is the
equivalent in a conventional business to opening a shop or
office and having a welcome party.

Metaphorically your domain name represents your keys to a
lifestyle of freedom. The internet is associated with
working from home and no commuting to an office. Being able
to work whenever you want as your website is open 24 hours
for business you need to just check in once a day to answer
support emails and make sure that your website is
operational.

Now getting to the serious side of a domain name. It is
critical for your business to succeed. Think about all the
very popular websites like Google, Digg, YouTube and Yahoo
they all have short catchy names that kind of representative
their logo or internet identity. Would you visit Google
frequently if you had to type in a long name that was not
memorable. I am sure that this demonstrates the impact of
choosing a good domain name has on your business.

So let us look at the process of choosing a good name. When
you choose one make sure that it represents your business.
If you are running a used Chevrolet dealer then you can
choose one like Chevrolet Cars. The name can have a hyphen
or just the two words combined together. I am sure that you
get the idea.

Once you are ready choose a well known registrar and check
if the name is available. Once you have confirmed this
complete the registration process and payment. In most
cases the process will complete before 24 hours is up.