Backlash over lobbying firm chief on board of business appointments watchdog

Labour backlash as it emerges lobbying firm chief is on board of business appointments watchdog – but chair Lord Pickles says his expertise has been ‘useful’ Labour anger after it emerged lobbyist is serving on board of Acoba watchdog  Head of the body insisted Andrew Cumpsty’s experience was ‘very useful’ The interest is declared on … Read more

Couple embroiled in two-year battle over planning breaches by scaffolding firm next to £1.5m home

A couple embroiled in a bitter two-year battle over planning breaches by their ‘noisy neighbour’ have launched a bid to get the Government to review the retrospective planning process. Mike Tattum and his partner Jane Bell have endured a nightmare battle with their local council over numerous planning breaches by their ‘noisy neighbour’ Connect Scaffolding. … Read more

Couple embroiled in two-year battle over planning breaches by scaffolding firm next to £1.5m home

A couple embroiled in a bitter two-year battle over planning breaches by their ‘noisy neighbour’ have launched a bid to get the Government to review the retrospective planning process. Mike Tattum and his partner Jane Bell have endured a nightmare battle with their local council over numerous planning breaches by their ‘noisy neighbour’ Connect Scaffolding. … Read more

Erika Girardi’s estranged husband Tom’s firm in debt to ‘hundreds of clients’ and ex-workers

Erika Girardi’s estranged husband Tom’s firm in debt to ‘hundreds of clients’ and ex-workers … amid his divorce with RHOBH star By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 06:01 BST, 15 April 2021 | Updated: 06:01 BST, 15 April 2021 The law firm of Tom Girardi, the estranged husband of reality star Erika Jayne, is in debt to … Read more

Second David Cameron mandarin in lobbying furore as official’s £100k drinks firm job is revealed

A second of David Cameron’s mandarins was allowed to work for both business and Whitehall at the same time, it emerged last night. Sir John Manzoni kept his £100,000 directorship with drinks giant SABMiller after he was appointed chief executive of the Civil Service. The revelation came as the country’s top civil servant demanded to … Read more

Brave, Vivaldi firm on not wanting Google’s FLoC tracking system

No FLoC. That’s what Brave and Vivaldi have been fighting for. Brave has recently disabled FloC while Vivaldi is saying no to FloC. Google has proposed to implement Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) instead as an improved strategy for privacy and security of users. However, not all parties are happy with the move. Even if … Read more

Firm offers discounted PCR tests for holidaymakers

A top coronavirus testing firm will halve the price of their PCR swabs for airline passengers to get people flying again this summer after ministers gave holidaymakers the green light to book foreign trips.  Randox today announced it would charge holidaymakers jetting back to Britain £60 for the gold standard tests, rather than the usual £120 … Read more

Boris Johnson’s Gulf envoy ‘offered six-figure role by lobbying firm with interests in region’

Boris Johnson’s close aide and Gulf envoy Lord Udny-Lister ‘discussed six-figure second job with lobbying firm with clients in the region’ Lord Udny-Lister had discussions with Finsbury Glover Hering, it was reported He was made PM’s ‘special envoy for the Gulf and special projects’ in February  He declined Finsbury Glover Hering role after being approached … Read more

One Call insurance customers slam firm for ‘ignoring’ cancellations and continuing to charge

One Call Insurance is again being called out by customers, who say it failed to cancel their policies when asked.  This is Money previously reported on the firm not returning full refunds to its customers, despite them cancelling during the cooling-off period. The Yorkshire-based insurer now faces claims that payment is still being taken from … Read more

David Beckham’s cannabis firm hires Ren Skincare founder Antony Buck

David Beckham’s cannabis company Cellular Goods hires Ren Skincare founder Antony Buck By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 BST, 12 April 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 12 April 2021 David Beckham-backed Cellular Goods has hired Antony Buck as a consultant Ren Skincare’s founder has been hired by a David Beckham-backed cannabis company.  Antony Buck, … Read more