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....The demands, reported by the Guardian last year, were in breach of the grocery supply code of practice – government-backed regulations that can attract a fine of up to 1% of UK turnover. In a “code clarification” document published this week, the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), said it had not decided to launch a formal investigation into Asda’s behaviour or issue a fine. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:29:45 PM
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.... Once, one quarter was. The ballooning global demand for chocolate means that if nothing is done, by 2030 there will be no forest left, according to the environmental group Mighty Earth which today publishes an investigation into deforestation caused by chocolate. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:30:10 PM
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....Sports Direct warehouse staff who say they are unhappy with their working conditions are being identified by their fingerprints and asked to explain their grievances to management, according to the trade union Unite. The leisurewear company has introduced a staff survey system at its Shirebrook warehouse, Derbyshire, which was at the centre of allegations of “gulag” conditions last year after a Guardian investigation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 1st of September 2017 03:33:38 PM
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....The CMA referred the £3. 7bn Tesco deal for an in-depth competition investigation in July and the initial findings of the investigation expected in October. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:31:02 AM
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....His US media group 21st Century Fox said it would withdraw Fox News from Sky in the UK on Tuesday because it no longer regarded the service as commercially viable. The decision came as Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, is set to return her verdict on whether to ask the competition regulator to launch an investigation into the Murdochs’ adherence to broadcasting standards in the UK as part of an inquiry into Fox’s £11. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 29th of August 2017 03:00:00 PM
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. Bell Pottinger, one of the City’s leading public relations agencies, has been expelled from the industry’s trade association after an investigation found its secret campaign to stir up racial tensions in South Africa to be the worst breach of ethics in its history. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 4th of September 2017 05:59:00 PM
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.... That leave of absence was not enough for a group of investors who own more than a quarter of Uber’s stock and account for about 40% of voting shares, giving them enough leverage to force out Kalanick when they demanded that he quite the role. The San Francisco-based company had asked the former US attorney general Eric Holder to conduct an investigation into the company’s workplace culture. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:08:36 PM
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....Syndicates of Lloyd’s of London insurance market have filed a countersuit to Kanye West’s claim that he was owed $10m after canceling his tour last year, saying it found “substantial irregularities” in the rapper’s medical history. The counterclaim was filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday and said West’s Very Good Touring Inc had failed to cooperate in the insurance company’s investigation into the claim for cancelled concerts, according to the court documents. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 31st of August 2017 12:39:28 AM
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....Last week Labour MP Helen Goodman questioned why the UK had exported £80,000 worth of arms – believed to be components for submarine systems – to the Maduro government of Venezuela in the past year. Goodman asked: “In light of the Maduro government’s refusal to cooperate with the ongoing UN-led investigation into human rights abuses, will the government suspend any further arms sales until those concerns are resolved?”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:04:21 PM
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.... On investigating the cause of the blockage, staff found dozens of shredded €500 in the bathroom’s plumbing. It is not an offence to destroy banknotes in Switzerland, but a spokesperson for the Geneva prosecutor’s office said the circumstances of the case warranted further investigation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 02:07:34 PM
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. Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, has launched an internal investigation into possible corruption after the Guardian uncovered a series of questionable financial transactions resulting in an unexplained payment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 04:42:22 AM
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....But wait, there’s more. Equifax discovered the breach on 29 July, but didn’t reveal it publicly until 7 September, no doubt because the internal investigation was long and complex. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 17th of September 2017 06:00:33 AM
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.... Navient says most of the ire stems from structural issues surrounding college finance – like the terms of the loans, which the federal government and private banks are responsible for – not about Navient customer service. Yet during a year-long investigation into who profits off of what has become the largest source of American consumer debt, Fusion TV untangled how Navient has positioned itself to dominate the lucrative student loan industry in the midst of this crisis, flexing its muscles in Washington and increasingly across the states. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:00:28 AM
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....Banier denied the allegations, but it was just the start of a multi-layered legal inquiry that became the nation’s soap opera. The saga resulted in not only a public family feud but a major political scandal and courtroom drama when the investigation was extended to look at whether Sarkozy and other figures in his party had also taken advantage of the elderly Bettencourt, asking for money from her after it was declared that she had dementia. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:39:57 PM
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Thursday 31st of August 2017 07:37:18 AM
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....The figures are likely to provoke fresh controversy regarding overcharging of consumers. An investigation into the energy market by the Competition and Markets Authority concluded last year that the big six suppliers were overcharging by £1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 31st of August 2017 05:21:31 PM
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....He said: “We need a commission to assess the current situation. There are so many moving parts that a proper investigation goes beyond the remit of any single committee. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 19th of September 2017 12:50:07 PM
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....Sky also revealed that it had paid £16m to advisers in the year to the end of March in relation to 21st Century Fox’s takeover bid for the 61% of the company it does not already own. The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, said on Tuesday that she would refer the deal to the competition regulator for a six-month investigation on media plurality and broadcasting standards grounds. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 03:44:16 PM
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....“There is an element of ‘Do as we say, not as we do’ to this,” said Matt Rossi, a former counsel in the SEC’s enforcement division. And the lack of details from the SEC about the breach will likely raise questions about what other Edgar data may have been exposed, such as information related to ongoing financial investigations and sensitive personal information, Rossi said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 21st of September 2017 07:58:42 PM
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....2m, although most was covered by insurance. In 2014, it was announced that Charney was fired, “citing an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 10th of September 2017 03:00:40 PM
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....The fallout from the scandal that brought down PR firm Bell Pottinger is spreading after the resignations of the chief executive, chairman and a string of top executives from the South African arm of KPMG, which audits companies owned by the controversial Gupta family. The resignations follow the publication of an investigation into the auditor’s work on businesses owned by the wealthy Guptas – who hired disgraced PR firm Bell Pottinger to run a secret campaign focused on “economic apartheid” and “white monopoly capital” – as well as for work for the South African Revenue Service. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 15th of September 2017 12:21:12 PM
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....KPMG has been cleared of any wrongdoing over its auditing of HBOS, which was rescued by Lloyds during the height of the 2008 crisis, after accounting regulators concluded the accountancy firm could not have foreseen the bank’s problems. The accountancy regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), announced that it had closed an investigation into KPMG which was sparked by pressure from MPs on the Treasury select committee in 2015. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 19th of September 2017 09:26:11 AM
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.... They follow a series of allegations about abusive treatment of detainees. In the past the company has been accused of using dangerous forms of restraint, and it faced a Serious Fraud Office investigation over overcharging, leading to a temporary ban from bidding for government contracts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:36:45 PM
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....”. Speaking after Murdoch, Bradley defended her decision to refer the deal to the CMA for an investigation that could last six months. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 14th of September 2017 12:44:18 PM
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....Petra Diamonds’ stock market value fell after the Tanzanian government seized a parcel of gems valued at nearly $15m (£11. 4m) as part of a parliamentary investigation into alleged wrongdoing in the diamond sector. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 10:14:44 AM
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....Penalties totalling £370,084 were imposed on five firms: Abbott and Frost Estate Agents Limited, Gary Berryman Estate Agents Ltd (and its ultimate parent company Warne Investments Limited), Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Saxons PS Limited, and West Coast Property Services (UK) Limited. The sixth, Annagram Estates Limited, trading as CJ Hole, has not been fined as it was the first to confess its involvement in the arrangement and cooperated with the investigation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 02:43:50 PM
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....Last week, the Guardian also revealed that Saunders had been in charge of a children’s prison in 2009-10 when children were maltreated. Like the two IRCs, Medway Secure Training Centre in Kent was then run by G4S, before it gave up its children’s services division after abuse and alleged corruption were exposed by the Guardian investigation and another Panorama undercover operation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:13:59 PM
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....Barclays fended off an apparent cyber-attack in the same month. The charges follow an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) with support from Germany’s BKA, the country’s federal investigative police body. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:27:14 PM
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....The Murdoch family’s proposed £11. 7bn takeover of Sky has been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority for further investigation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Head of G4S detention centre quits after abuse allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 05:21:52 PM
. The head of a G4S-run immigration removal centre, which was the subject of an undercover BBC Panorama investigation over allegations of bullying and abuse, has resigned with immediate effect. ...
'It's hugely problematic': SEC under fire from Congress over data hack image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 07:58:42 PM
....“There is an element of ‘Do as we say, not as we do’ to this,” said Matt Rossi, a former counsel in the SEC’s enforcement division. And the lack of details from the SEC about the breach will likely raise questions about what other Edgar data may have been exposed, such as information related to ongoing financial investigations and sensitive personal information, Rossi said. ...
World's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:39:57 PM
....Banier denied the allegations, but it was just the start of a multi-layered legal inquiry that became the nation’s soap opera. The saga resulted in not only a public family feud but a major political scandal and courtroom drama when the investigation was extended to look at whether Sarkozy and other figures in his party had also taken advantage of the elderly Bettencourt, asking for money from her after it was declared that she had dementia. ...
Bankrupt Lehman Brothers profits from Formula One sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:31:10 PM
....Likewise, the organizers of next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix have also put the brakes on their race early as this year’s will be their last – even though their contract runs until the end of 2018. In the medium term, there is also the threat of an investigation by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office. ...
Former BHS owner didn't get summons as was 'on a boat' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 04:59:34 PM
....He was sent a formal warning notice by the regulator in November in which it made clear it would use its legal powers to seek funds towards supporting the BHS pension scheme. He had six months to reply and set out his case after which a determinations panel, independent of the investigations team, should decide whether he had to make a contribution and how much it should be. ...
Car finance: the fast lane to debt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 12:50:24 PM
....The changes could mean risks for buyers, as they adapt to a new and more complex system for purchasing vehicles. That has prompted an investigation from the Financial Conduct Authority, the City watchdog, including an inquiry to see if firms adequately assess whether buyers have the ability to repay their car loans before taking them out. ...
KPMG cleared by watchdog in HBOS audit investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 09:26:11 AM
....KPMG has been cleared of any wrongdoing over its auditing of HBOS, which was rescued by Lloyds during the height of the 2008 crisis, after accounting regulators concluded the accountancy firm could not have foreseen the bank’s problems. The accountancy regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), announced that it had closed an investigation into KPMG which was sparked by pressure from MPs on the Treasury select committee in 2015. ...
CMA fines estate agents cartel £370,000 for rate fixing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 02:43:50 PM
....Penalties totalling £370,084 were imposed on five firms: Abbott and Frost Estate Agents Limited, Gary Berryman Estate Agents Ltd (and its ultimate parent company Warne Investments Limited), Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Saxons PS Limited, and West Coast Property Services (UK) Limited. The sixth, Annagram Estates Limited, trading as CJ Hole, has not been fined as it was the first to confess its involvement in the arrangement and cooperated with the investigation. ...
Dirty money? Mystery over shredded €500 notes in Swiss sewers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 02:07:34 PM
.... On investigating the cause of the blockage, staff found dozens of shredded €500 in the bathroom’s plumbing. It is not an offence to destroy banknotes in Switzerland, but a spokesperson for the Geneva prosecutor’s office said the circumstances of the case warranted further investigation. ...
Bell Pottinger: father of executive at centre of scandal quits Rentokil board image
....On Friday, the fallout of the scandal spread to the South African arm of KPMG, which audits companies owned by the Guptas, with the chief executive, chairman and a string of top executives resigning. The resignations followed an investigation by KPMG International which said that while it did not find any evidence of “illegal behaviour or corruption” at the firm, it did find “work that fell considerably short of KPMG’s standards”. ...
Airbus launches internal corruption investigation after Guardian exposé image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 04:42:22 AM
. Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, has launched an internal investigation into possible corruption after the Guardian uncovered a series of questionable financial transactions resulting in an unexplained payment. ...
Former BHS owner could face fine if the charges stick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 09:31:18 AM
....Brighton magistrates court will be the venue this week for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga surrounding the collapse of BHS. Dominic Chappell, the former owner of the company, is to be prosecuted by the pensions watchdog for failing to give information for an investigation into its sale. ...
It’s one rule for big data, another for its victims | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 06:00:33 AM
....But wait, there’s more. Equifax discovered the breach on 29 July, but didn’t reveal it publicly until 7 September, no doubt because the internal investigation was long and complex. ...
Barclays' head of whistleblowing to leave after dropping employment case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 03:32:40 PM
....Jonathan Cox, a former police detective inspector, is leaving after dropping an employment case against the bank, according to Reuters. The detail of the case or if it has any connection to the Staley investigation is not clear, but the east London tribunal confirmed the case had been withdrawn after being listed to take place earlier this week. ...
Head of scandal-hit G4S detention centres is put on administrative leave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 03:13:59 PM
....Last week, the Guardian also revealed that Saunders had been in charge of a children’s prison in 2009-10 when children were maltreated. Like the two IRCs, Medway Secure Training Centre in Kent was then run by G4S, before it gave up its children’s services division after abuse and alleged corruption were exposed by the Guardian investigation and another Panorama undercover operation. ...
KPMG chiefs in South Africa quit amid Bell Pottinger scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 12:21:12 PM
....The fallout from the scandal that brought down PR firm Bell Pottinger is spreading after the resignations of the chief executive, chairman and a string of top executives from the South African arm of KPMG, which audits companies owned by the controversial Gupta family. The resignations follow the publication of an investigation into the auditor’s work on businesses owned by the wealthy Guptas – who hired disgraced PR firm Bell Pottinger to run a secret campaign focused on “economic apartheid” and “white monopoly capital” – as well as for work for the South African Revenue Service. ...
Sports Direct challenged by MPs over claims it underpays couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 01:32:43 PM
....Field, who has led campaigns in parliament against what he claims is the “sulphurous effect” of the fast-growing gig economy, said the whistleblower claimed that Sports Direct was the most persistent company in mislabelling delivery items. Last year MPs accused Ashley of running Sports Direct like a Victorian workhouse following a Guardian undercover investigation of conditions at its Shirebrook facility. ...
New cigarette rules have led to slump in sales, says Londis owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 10:03:54 AM
....7bn takeover by Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain. The proposed deal is currently the subject of an in-depth investigation, after the competition watchdog said it could result in higher prices for shoppers in about 350 areas across the UK. ...
Murdochs' £11.7bn Sky takeover bid referred to competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 09:38:30 AM
....The Murdoch family’s proposed £11. 7bn takeover of Sky has been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority for further investigation. ...
G4S may make more profit than allowed from removal centres, figures suggest image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:36:45 PM
.... They follow a series of allegations about abusive treatment of detainees. In the past the company has been accused of using dangerous forms of restraint, and it faced a Serious Fraud Office investigation over overcharging, leading to a temporary ban from bidding for government contracts. ...
Sky chief executive's pay quadruples to £16m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 03:44:16 PM
....Sky also revealed that it had paid £16m to advisers in the year to the end of March in relation to 21st Century Fox’s takeover bid for the 61% of the company it does not already own. The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, said on Tuesday that she would refer the deal to the competition regulator for a six-month investigation on media plurality and broadcasting standards grounds. ...
Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:30:10 PM
.... Once, one quarter was. The ballooning global demand for chocolate means that if nothing is done, by 2030 there will be no forest left, according to the environmental group Mighty Earth which today publishes an investigation into deforestation caused by chocolate. ...
Murdochs' Sky takeover bid to be referred to competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:33:35 PM
. The Murdochs face the biggest investigation into their record as media owners since the Leveson inquiry after the culture secretary said their proposed £11. ...
Petra Diamonds market value falls after Tanzania seizes $15m shipment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 10:14:44 AM
....Petra Diamonds’ stock market value fell after the Tanzanian government seized a parcel of gems valued at nearly $15m (£11. 4m) as part of a parliamentary investigation into alleged wrongdoing in the diamond sector. ...
American Apparel founder Dov Charney: ‘Sleeping with people you work with is unavoidable’ image
....2m, although most was covered by insurance. In 2014, it was announced that Charney was fired, “citing an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct”. ...
British arms sales to repressive regimes soar to £5bn since election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:04:21 PM
....Last week Labour MP Helen Goodman questioned why the UK had exported £80,000 worth of arms – believed to be components for submarine systems – to the Maduro government of Venezuela in the past year. Goodman asked: “In light of the Maduro government’s refusal to cooperate with the ongoing UN-led investigation into human rights abuses, will the government suspend any further arms sales until those concerns are resolved?”. ...
The debt trap: how the student loan industry betrays young Americans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:00:28 AM
.... Navient says most of the ire stems from structural issues surrounding college finance – like the terms of the loans, which the federal government and private banks are responsible for – not about Navient customer service. Yet during a year-long investigation into who profits off of what has become the largest source of American consumer debt, Fusion TV untangled how Navient has positioned itself to dominate the lucrative student loan industry in the midst of this crisis, flexing its muscles in Washington and increasingly across the states. ...
Asda forced to repay suppliers after breaching fair dealing code image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:29:45 PM
....The demands, reported by the Guardian last year, were in breach of the grocery supply code of practice – government-backed regulations that can attract a fine of up to 1% of UK turnover. In a “code clarification” document published this week, the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), said it had not decided to launch a formal investigation into Asda’s behaviour or issue a fine. ...
Bell Pottinger expelled from PR trade body after South Africa racism row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 05:59:00 PM
. Bell Pottinger, one of the City’s leading public relations agencies, has been expelled from the industry’s trade association after an investigation found its secret campaign to stir up racial tensions in South Africa to be the worst breach of ethics in its history. ...
Rupert Murdoch's proposed Sky takeover reaches endgame image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 01:29:22 PM
....There were effectively three parts to Ofcom’s work – a look at the deal’s impact on media plurality and broadcasting standards, and a separate report on whether the Murdochs, who control Fox, were fit and proper owners of Sky. On the basis of Ofcom’s findings, Bradley said she was minded to refer the deal for a full investigation to the Competition and Markets Authority on media plurality but not on broadcasting standards. ...
New M&S chairman faces tough task turning round high-street institution | Shane Hickey image
....The allegations relate to accounts records which the company said left a hole of up to £326m. The Serious Fraud Office launched a criminal investigation into accounting practices at Tesco in October 2014, after the company admitted that it had overstated profits by £263m by incorrectly booking payments from suppliers. ...
Home Office employee suspended at G4S-run immigration centre image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 01:17:38 PM
....A Home Office employee has been suspended after claims of abuse and assaults against detainees at a G4S-run immigration centre. G4S said on Friday that nine members of its staff had been suspended pending an investigation into BBC Panorama allegations of “chaos, incompetence and abuse” at the Brook House immigration removal centre near Gatwick airport, in West Sussex. ...
Justice for garage door and dodgy used motor victims image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 09:33:00 PM
.... A fix was possible though they learned if they paid a further £150 and in return labour costs would be waived. But the Ricketts had had enough and as Marguerite had paid for the original door with her Tesco credit card they asked the bank to carry out a Section 75 investigation. ...
G4S abuse claims prompt call for contract suspension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 04:29:22 PM
.... Several other staff members have been moved to other duties. G4S said it had opened an investigation into allegations of “chaos, incompetence and abuse” and had passed details to Sussex police. ...
Sports Direct workers invited to press sad or happy emoji clocking in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 03:33:38 PM
....Sports Direct warehouse staff who say they are unhappy with their working conditions are being identified by their fingerprints and asked to explain their grievances to management, according to the trade union Unite. The leisurewear company has introduced a staff survey system at its Shirebrook warehouse, Derbyshire, which was at the centre of allegations of “gulag” conditions last year after a Guardian investigation. ...
Sir Philip Green threatening legal action against Frank Field MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 08:44:05 PM
. Sir Philip Green has threatened the MP Frank Field with legal action after the Labour politician claimed to have seen leaked details of the official investigation into the BHS pension crisis. ...
Profit margins at big six energy firms hit highest level on record image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 05:21:31 PM
....The figures are likely to provoke fresh controversy regarding overcharging of consumers. An investigation into the energy market by the Competition and Markets Authority concluded last year that the big six suppliers were overcharging by £1. ...
Lloyd's of London alleges 'irregularities' in Kanye West's $10m insurance claim image
....Syndicates of Lloyd’s of London insurance market have filed a countersuit to Kanye West’s claim that he was owed $10m after canceling his tour last year, saying it found “substantial irregularities” in the rapper’s medical history. The counterclaim was filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday and said West’s Very Good Touring Inc had failed to cooperate in the insurance company’s investigation into the claim for cancelled concerts, according to the court documents. ...
Alleged mastermind behind bank cyber-attacks extradited to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:27:14 PM
....Barclays fended off an apparent cyber-attack in the same month. The charges follow an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) with support from Germany’s BKA, the country’s federal investigative police body. ...
Dara Khosrowshahi's Uber in-tray: 20 issues new chief must address image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:26:40 PM
....Closer to home, the fearsome US Department of Justice is investigating whether Uber executives breached the stringent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which deals with bribery of foreign officials. As if one DoJ investigation was not enough, prosecutors are also examining whether Uber misused software known as “Greyball”, which it uses to block potentially fraudulent or dangerous customers. ...
Co-op closes in on £130m Nisa takeover as Sainsbury's pauses talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:31:02 AM
....The CMA referred the £3. 7bn Tesco deal for an in-depth competition investigation in July and the initial findings of the investigation expected in October. ...
Mitie investigated by FCA over results and profit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 05:56:07 PM
. The City regulator has launched an investigation into Mitie over its annual results and the timing of a September 2016 profit warning, adding to problems at the outsourcing company as it tries to revive its fortunes. ...
Sky stops broadcasting rightwing US channel Fox News in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 03:00:00 PM
....His US media group 21st Century Fox said it would withdraw Fox News from Sky in the UK on Tuesday because it no longer regarded the service as commercially viable. The decision came as Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, is set to return her verdict on whether to ask the competition regulator to launch an investigation into the Murdochs’ adherence to broadcasting standards in the UK as part of an inquiry into Fox’s £11. ...
I wanted a refund for an ‘exploding’ table, but Argos shattered the idea image
.... DL, Brackley, Northants. Argos did launch an investigation into its Sicily table, part of a set with six chairs for £219. ...
Viagogo: ACCC launches legal action against 'misleading' ticket reseller image
.... On Monday Choice welcomed the legal action, saying it “highlights the need for urgent reform in the industry”. A Guardian Australia investigation last year revealed further allegations against secondary ticketing outlets. ...
Uber chooses Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:08:36 PM
.... That leave of absence was not enough for a group of investors who own more than a quarter of Uber’s stock and account for about 40% of voting shares, giving them enough leverage to force out Kalanick when they demanded that he quite the role. The San Francisco-based company had asked the former US attorney general Eric Holder to conduct an investigation into the company’s workplace culture. ...
Damage limitation as I try to find out why Uber sent me £110 car ‘cleaning bill’ image
.... But we are puzzled that Uber offered you no explanation as to why it suddenly refunded the money after refusing to respond to your messages. It also said that due to “privacy policies” it would be unable to share the outcome of its investigation into what happened. ...
‘My parked car was hit twice, but the insurers won’t pay’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 06:00:28 AM
....This is not the first time Money has highlighted the apparent inequity of an insurer being allowed to decline a claim because the driver had a medical incident and therefore had not been negligent (see box). Markerstudy told Money it had not refused Green’s claim and investigations were ongoing, but the driver was still in hospital. ...
RBS mistreated clients, leaked FCA report reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 08:27:01 PM
.... The spokesman said the regulator “was investigating issues raised by the report which fall within our remit. ” The FCA would publish a full account of the issues contained in the report once the investigation was complete, he said. ...
Sir Philip Green's retail empire agrees to pay £30m to BHS creditors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 01:05:05 PM
....Green avoided another legal battle with the pension regulator by agreeing to pay £363m to rescue the BHS pension scheme. Chappell is to be prosecuted by the pensions watchdog for failing to provide information for an investigation into its sale. ...
Mining giant Adani cleared in second case over allegations of financial fraud image
....“It may be noted that Mr Vinod Adani who is the elder brother of Mr Gautam Adani has been a non-resident Indian for about 30 years and has his own established business interests outside India,” its statement said. “Adani Group is aware of the investigations being conducted by the DRI, and has fully cooperated, and shall continue to cooperate with the investigating agencies. ...
Inside the gig economy: the 'vulnerable human underbelly' of UK's labour market image
....That said, the review hands the government a vital opportunity to apply a basic layer of protection already afforded to much of working Britain, to those couriers and drivers with whose working days we opened this essay. Having acted so decisively on the evidence we first submitted to her – by both initiating an HMRC investigation and commissioning the review – it is now crucial that the prime minister moves quickly to apply this layer of protection. ...
China will use 'all necessary means' against US trade probe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 05:27:06 AM
. China will use all necessary means to defend the interests of the country and its companies against a US trade investigation, the Beijing government has warned. ...
Exxon deliberately misled public on climate science, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 02:04:29 AM
....The study also cites ExxonMobil calculations that capping global warming at under 2C – the goal enshrined in the landmark Paris climate accord – would impose sharp limits on the amount of fossil fuels that could be burned, and thus potentially affect the firm’s growth. Both findings are relevant to ongoing investigations by state and federal attorneys general, along with the Securities and Exchange Commission, on whether the company deceived investors on how it accounts for climate change risk. ...
Identity fraud reaching epidemic levels, new figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:01:34 PM
....The Insurance Fraud Bureau said it believed most of these cases were likely to involve people taking out fake motor policies – typically bought online from illegal “ghost brokers” – in order to avoid having to buy a genuine policy. Cifas data is included in official crime statistics, and every day it sends about 800 fraud cases to the City of London police for potential investigation. ...
Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell prosecuted by pensions regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:38:09 AM
. Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS, is to be prosecuted by the pensions watchdog for failing to provide information for an investigation into its sale. ...
Provident Financial sees nearly £1.7bn wiped off stock market value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 09:40:50 AM
....The company also admitted that its Vanquis Bank division is being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority over the sale of repayment option plans (ROP), a product that helps people freeze credit card debt. The investigation relates to sales made between April 2014 and April 2016. ...
Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch's Sky takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 06:12:54 PM
....Solicitors representing the group have issued a letter before claim to Ofcom, to which the watchdog has 14 days to respond before a formal judicial review can begin. It comes after the government asked the regulator earlier this month to provide further advice before culture secretary Karen Bradley decides whether the proposed tie-up should face an in-depth investigation. ...
Flood damage repair: Leak victim is now home and dry image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 03:32:00 PM
.... . A new investigation revealed a bucket in the loft that was catching water was now overflowing. ...
I lost £1,165 to eBay fraudster when selling my electric guitar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 05:59:35 AM
.... As a result, PayPal has ruled in his favour leaving me owing £1,165 plus fees. Parcelforce will not even launch an investigation until a missing item form is filled out and returned. ...
Indian opposition calls for investigation into Adani over financial fraud allegations image
....Adani Group and Vinod Adani fully deny the accusations, which they say are awaiting adjudication before an Indian financial crime authority. India’s opposition Congress party on Friday called for an immediate probe into the allegations by the central bureau of investigation, a federal crime-fighting agency, monitored by a judge from the country’s supreme court. ...
Energy customers overpaying to the tune of £102m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....The cost of billing errors may be even higher than the £102m claimed, as more than a quarter of consumers admitted to not reading their energy bills properly. A spokesman for energy regulator Ofgem said: “We have taken action to address billing failures, with suppliers paying out over £40m as a result of our investigations in the last two years. ...
TalkTalk scam victims move closer to class-action lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....TalkTalk said: “We notified the ICO in 2014 of our suspicions that a small number of employees at one of our third-party suppliers were abusing their access to non-financial customer data. We informed our customers at the time and launched a thorough investigation, which has led to us to withdraw all customer service operations from India. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... This is an increasingly common ploy of car hire firms which help themselves without warning for alleged damage. In 2015, following a Europe-wide investigation, the biggest rental firms agreed to improve how they notify customers of this, and how they deal with disputes. ...
Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes image
....The details of BAT’s promotion of cigarettes in troubled countries, come as BAT works to raise financing to conclude its purchase of Reynolds American, which will make it the biggest tobacco company in the world. The revelations also follow a Guardian investigation revealing that BAT and other multinationals have used threats against at least eight African nations, demanding they axe or dilute the kind of tobacco control measures that have saved millions of lives in the west. ...
Brexit is a chance for farming reform – but we must get the policy right | Ngaire Woods image
....As it stands, large parts of UK agriculture are locked into the EU’s common agricultural policy, which is accused of driving the sector toward larger, more industrial and more environmentally damaging practices, including by failing to support farm diversity and directing payments to Britain’s wealthiest landowners. A 2005 investigation found that the £3bn ($3. ...
Learndirect owners still winning government-approved contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:27:48 PM
....”. An FT/FE Week investigation this week found that in the four years since privatisation, Learndirect’s parent firm had spent 84% of its mostly taxpayer-provided income on payments to managers and financiers. ...
The fallout from Trump closing down his advisory panels is just beginning | Nils Pratley image
.... That is slightly more than the £5m whack in May for its work at social housing group Connaught. Still, PwC found out the following month that it is in the clear at Tesco, where the FRC closed its investigation in the wake of the supermarket chain’s profits overstatement. ...
Department for Education pulls all Learndirect contracts and funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 07:03:32 PM
....The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinkthank calculated that the company has received £631m of public money since its controversial privatisation. An FT/FE Week investigation this week found that in the four years since it was sold off, it parent company spent 84% of its income, most of which came from the taxpayer, on payments to managers and financiers. ...
Sainsbury’s is right to delay Nisa deal after Tesco-Booker concerns | Nils Pratley image
.... At Wells Fargo in the US, chief executive John Stumpf only departed after a scandal involving bogus accounts when he was humbled by a senate committee. Meanwhile, Jes Staley stays at Barclays, but more in office than in authority until the regulator completes its investigation of his attempt to identify a whistleblower. ...
Sainsbury's Nisa takeover talks paused after competition concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 04:31:08 PM
....”. The CMA referred the Tesco deal for an in-depth competition investigation in July and published full details of its “theories of harm” this month. ...
Diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz detained in fraud inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 01:13:14 PM
. One of the world’s wealthiest men has been detained after appearing in court in Israel during a police investigation into allegations of fraud, forgery and money laundering. ...
Trump trade investigation will 'poison' relations with China, media warns image
. Donald Trump’s decision to order an investigation into allegedly unfair Chinese trade practices will “poison” relations between the two countries, a state-run newspaper has said. ...

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