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Greensill review calls for lobbying transparency and new code of conduct

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A government review into the Greensill scandal, launched in response to David Cameron’s lobbying attempts, has called for a new code of conduct and greater transparency around who is funding lobbying in Whitehall. Die...

David Cameron urged to address reports he made $10m from Greensill

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David Cameron is under growing pressure to answer further questions about his involvement in Greensill Capital, given he reportedly made up to $10m (£7m). After BBC Panorama reported on the sum he made for a part-time...

David Cameron said to have made about $10m from Greensill Capital

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David Cameron made about $10m (£7m) from Greensill Capital before the finance firm he lobbied on behalf of collapsed, according to the BBC. BBC Panorama said it had obtained documents showing the former prime minister...

Jeremy Heywood’s widow calls Greensill inquiry a ‘travesty’

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The widow of a former top civil servant who was heavily criticised in the government’s inquiry into the Greensill affair has described the process as a “travesty” set up to scapegoat him and “distract attention” from ...

Greensill could yet cause problems for Boris Johnson

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The appointment of Nigel Boardman to head an inquiry into how Lex Greensill lobbied for access to public loan schemes in Downing Street came at an acutely embarrassing moment for Boris Johnson. The stench of sleaze ha...

Why was the Greensill review commissioned and what did it find?

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A long-awaited review meant to shine a light on the lobbying scandal sparked by David Cameron has concluded its initial investigation. Here are the key questions, answered: After having spent most of his time since l...

Lex Greensill given ‘extraordinarily privileged’ No 10 access, ondersoek vind

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The businessman Lex Greensill was given “extraordinarily privileged” access to Downing Street while the government’s process for managing lobbying is insufficiently transparent and allows access to a “privileged few”,...

Greensill inquiry acting ‘contrary to natural justice’, says PM’s ex-adviser

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Boris Johnson’s former adviser on ministerial standards has criticised the government’s independent inquiry into the Greensill lobbying scandal for acting “contrary to natural justice”. In his first major intervention...

Greensill given access to Covid loans without detailed checks, watchdog reveals

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The collapsed finance firm Greensill Capital was given access to a government-backed loan scheme without being subjected to detailed checks, leaving UK taxpayers facing a £335m loss, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has ...

Jeremy Heywood’s widow questions Greensill inquiry chief’s independence

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The widow of the man who was the UK’s top civil servant during the early years of the Greensill lobbying scandal has raised concerns over the independence of the official appointed by Boris Johnson to run an inquiry i...

Greensill scandal: watchdog opens investigation into auditors including PwC

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Britain’s accounting watchdog has opened investigations into PwC and a smaller rival over audits conducted for Greensill Capital UK and the bank owned by one of its largest borrowers, the metals magnate Sanjeev Gupta....

Ban ministers from lobbying for five years, Greensill review to propose

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Ministers could face a five-year ban from lobbying after leaving office and face fines if they break the rules. Lord Evans, chair of the committee on standards in public life, will propose the tougher measures followi...

Greensill scandal: MPs hear claims about role of ex-civil service chief

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Jeremy Heywood, Britain’s most influential senior civil servant for two decades before his death in 2018, has been placed firmly in the frame during hearings into the Greensill lobbying scandal, as the guiding hand wh...

Sunak denies lobbying by Cameron swayed him on Greensill

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Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, has denied giving special treatment to the now-collapsed bank Greensill Capital following an intensive lobbying campaign by former prime minister David Cameron. Sunak repeatedly denied tha...

Dear UK, I’m your chilled-out Greensill guardian angel. Liefde, DC

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There was at least a symmetry in seeing David Cameron do to himself what he had done to the country. This was Dave’s worst nightmare. It wasn’t his involvement with Greensill Capital – Sam had always told him never to...

Greensill questions: Cameron talks a lot, says little and doesn’t apologise

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One of Keir Starmer’s best gags – and the Labour leader could certainly do with a laugh this week – was describing David Cameron as “a former prime minister and now I suspect a former lobbyist”. Appearing in front of ...

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