STRAIGHT TALKING FROM UKIP’S DEPUTY LEADER THIS WEEK?
Even an in-house Costa Coffee for when they’re parched.
The idea of sending a couple of thousand BBC staff and several departments oop north was a box-ticking exercise, of course.
And not an altogether bad PRICEwaterhouseCoopers is one of the world’s biggest accountancy firms – so in more ways than one, they really do count.
This week it announced it would no longer take A-level results into account when assessing potential employees.
PwC says it plans to scrap minimum A-Level grades for candidates because they’re preventing it from hiring talent from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The A-Level is the supposed “gold standard” qualification in the UK.
But PwC says, from June, it will instead rely on its own assessment process and the candidate’s degree score.
Richard Irwin, head of student recruitment for the firm, explained: “We’ve taken the view that if a candidate is able to show a strong degree, is able to demonstrate all the attributes and skills sets we need and who can succeed in our assessment process, then we should no longer punish them for having poor A-level grades.”
So make the most of that mandatory sixth-form, kids, because it’s just been rendered useless.