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Hindsight bias

Dear Jim, Please could you fix it for me that, one day, people won’t say things like, “At first we wondered how accreditation could really deliver quality” and “We always thought there was something very odd about accreditation, but everybody was … Continue reading

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Cartel on trial – accredited lab allegedly falsified results

Embarrassment is looming for the inspection cartel.  Worse, the weakness of accreditation’s foundational philosophy has been revealed publicly. UKAS celebrated HBI’s accreditation to ISO 17020 for Legionella risk assessments.  HBI’s quality management is also accredited to ISO 9002.  But the company … Continue reading

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Gold plated

So the unions’ day of action was a damp squib, out of touch with modern times. Why did journalists start reporting “gold-plated” pensions for public sector workers?  Is it because the editors and syndicated columnists invested in houses that “can … Continue reading

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