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Revealed: RBS's role in Carillion collapse

The taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) tightened the terms of its funding to the stricken Government contractor Carillion three days before it was forced to call in liquidators. Sky News has obtained a witness statement filed at the High Court by Keith Cochrane, its interim chief executive, which …

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Interview with Clark James Managing Director Paul Hulance

Franchise UK has asked MD of Clark James Recruitment, Paul Hulance, a bit about the Clark James business and how they have grown to become as successful as they are today. About Clark James Established in 2006 by two senior Directors of FTSE 100 Global Recruitment Consultancy, Clark James …

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Peter Hain accuses London law firm of 'whitewash'

A British peer has accused UK-based law firm Hogan Lovells of helping to cover up corruption in South Africa.The firm had carried out a “fatally flawed whitewash” after being hired to investigate alleged corruption at South Africa’s tax-collection agency, Lord Hain said in the House of Lords. Hogan Lovells …

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Carillion probe fast-tracked and widened

An investigation into the collapse of construction giant Carillion will be fast-tracked and “extended in scope”. Business Secretary Greg Clark gave the order that will see company directors past and present probed to discover if they “caused detriment to those owed money”. :: How Carillion’s demise could affect you:: …

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New Greggs stores expected to create 1,500 jobs

Greggs is planning to open 130 new stores this year in a move it hopes will create around 1,500 jobs. The food-on-the-go bakery chain said record investment in its supply chain would enable the expansion, under which half the new stores would be franchise opportunities. It announced the plans …

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Carillion collapse: The key figures in the firm

Carillion’s failure has prompted the Government to warn that the Receiver and regulators have the powers to seek penalties against directors if misconduct is uncovered. But who were the firm’s main players? :: Richard Howson Mr Howson was chief executive of Carillion from 2012 until he stepped aside in …

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Counting the huge cost of Carillion's collapse

There has not been governmental exposure to a private sector liquidation of this magnitude since the collapse of half the British banking system a decade ago. The numbers involved in Carillion will be smaller than the tens of billions required then, but the potential impact on public services is …

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Iceland vows to ditch plastic in five years

A British supermarket believes it will be the first retailer in the world to make its own-brand products plastic-free within five years. Iceland, the frozen food specialist, says it has worked with environmental charities and experts to develop paper and pulp alternatives that are fully recyclable, affecting more than …

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