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  • Higher or lower?

    A new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned that school leavers would be be ...

    A new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned that school leavers would be better off considering alternatives to university as they seek to forge a successful career. ...

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  • Setting the record straight

    PMM has recently received correspondence from the office of Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat Member of ...

    PMM has recently received correspondence from the office of Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for South East England, reacting to the recent spate of stories regard ...

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  • Apprentice-ships should sail freely

    Cast your mind back to when you were in your teens, trying to plot a path through the big wide world in f ...

    Cast your mind back to when you were in your teens, trying to plot a path through the big wide world in front of you. For many of you reading this blog, being given a chance by the employer of a small ...

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  • Ditch the discounts

    Frustrated at an increasing culture of cut-priced MOTs, Graham Cox, Proprietor of Ernigrip Motors in Oxfo ...

    Frustrated at an increasing culture of cut-priced MOTs, Graham Cox, Proprietor of Ernigrip Motors in Oxfordshire, decided to share his thoughts with the Prime Minister. But, as he explains, little did ...

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  • The BIG removal mess

    At the time of writing the vast majority of PMM readers will now be aware of the news that broke at the t ...

    At the time of writing the vast majority of PMM readers will now be aware of the news that broke at the turn of the year, regarding a change to MOT test legislation that could have a significant impac ...

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  • Choice words

    In the 1986 book Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success, the author Imai stated:  ‘A continual im ...

    In the 1986 book Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success, the author Imai stated:  ‘A continual improvement process is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These effor ...

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  • All due respect

    The IAM service and repair professional has, and will likely continue, to crave the respect of the genera ...

    The IAM service and repair professional has, and will likely continue, to crave the respect of the general public; difficult when the trade’s image has suffered years of erosion caused by unfavourable ...

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  • If your name's not down.......

    The first couple of weeks of February traditionally mark a critical point for those who’ve set themselves ...

    The first couple of weeks of February traditionally mark a critical point for those who’ve set themselves targets for the year ahead, as statistics show that over 60% of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ will ...

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  • Coming out fighting

    The end of the year gives us the opportunity to give our readers a pep-talk about the challenges that lie ...

    The end of the year gives us the opportunity to give our readers a pep-talk about the challenges that lie ahead for the forthcoming 52 weeks. Yet strangely this month, PMM’s juices are not flowing to ...

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  • Smiles better

    Of the many dividends that the London Olympics delivered to our shores, my fondest memory of the event – ...

    Of the many dividends that the London Olympics delivered to our shores, my fondest memory of the event – aside from the outstanding spectacle that volunteers, organisers and athletes contrived to prod ...

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