Treasury Select Committee

'We Do Good Overall', Controversial RBS Bankers Tell MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Senior Royal Bank of Scotland executives insisted to MPs that they do good overall as they defended the state-owned bank from accusations that it drov...

MP Who Told Osborne To F**K Off Now Made His Deputy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Tory MP Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new economic secretary to the Treasury in a surprise reshuffle prompted by Maria Miller stepping down as...

'Arbitrary' Migration Cap Could Damage Economy, MP Warns Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron and home secretary Theresa May are in danger of "damaging our economy as we begin to recover" by setting an "arbitrary" cap on net migra...

Did Osborne Meddle In A Major Lloyds Bank Deal? MPs Want Answers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to explain if his ministers and Treasury officials put "undue political pressure" on the Co-op Bank to launch an ill-fat...

Asa Bennett

'We See Noise And Nothing Changing Among The Big Banks', Warns Govt Adviser

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics

Big banks are still just as dominant as they were before the recession, with no one yet jailed or held responsible for the string of banking scandals ...

Asa Bennett

BoE Spent HOW Much Spent On Deputy's Leaving Bashes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Politics

The Bank of England has sparked outrage for spending nearly £9,200 on two leaving parties for former deputy governor Paul Tucker, even though he rece...

Careful George, Your Opposition May Have Crumbled - But So Could Your Support

Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Asa Bennett

George Osborne may be right to boast that opposition to what he's doing is "crumbling", after Ed Balls agreed to work within the coalition's spending limits. The Chancellor would enjoy further clout after the IMF and OECD rallied behind his deficit reduction plan. But such groups have tended to be rather fickle in their support for the Chancellor. Osborne should beware relying on fairweather friends as justification for his economic agenda, as they can easily turn against him.

We Want to Hear Your Views on the Future of Workplace Giving

David Blunkett | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
David Blunkett

Normally when a representative from a business receives a letter asking them to come and give evidence in Parliament, I imagine their blood pressure rises a little, and beads of sweat form as they recall the grilling given to prominent businessmen and women by parliamentarians such as the chairs of the Public Accounts Committee and the Treasury Select Committee. This week will feature a session which is, I hope, a little different, and will be examining the work that is taking place in businesses across Britain in partnership with their employees to support charities through workplace giving.

Multinationals Regard Tax Avoidance as a Moral Imperative. Isn't it Time We Made Them Pay Up?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

The global financial elite is operating in a mirror world, one in which black is white and up is down but, as Nigel Green makes clear, to do so would be a gross dereliction of duty to your shareholders.

FSA Slammed For RBS 'Serious Misjudgment' Over Disastrous Takeover Of ABN Amro

Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

The financial watchdog and the Bank of England have received stinging criticism from MPs on the Treasury Select Committee over their behaviour during ...

Banking Standards Commission Is Bungling Gender

Andrew Newton | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK
Andrew Newton

There's a question that has been bobbing around like a party balloon since it was first aired at the 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos: would the global financial crisis have occurred if, instead of Lehman Brothers, there had been Lehman Sisters.

'Highly Selective': MPs Slam Bob Diamond's Libor Evidence

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics

Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond was "highly selective" in his evidence to MPs, a powerful Parliamentary committee concluded on Saturday. The Treas...

Barclays 'May Defer Bonus Payouts'

PA | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

A pay scheme that could defer bonuses for Barclays bosses until they retire is being considered by the under-pressure bank, it was reported on Sunday....

'Unfair And Unfounded' - Bob Diamond Strikes Back At MPs

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Bob Diamond has angrily rejected suggestions that he misled MPs over regulators' concerns about activities at Barclays. The bank's former boss said...

Do We Face the Apocalypse: Or are We in It?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Nearly a million British soldiers were killed in the First World War. Is this what they died for?

'We Were Useless In Uncovering Truth Over Libor Scandal'

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP tasked with investigating the Libor rate-rigging scandal said she and her fellow politicians were "useless" in uncovering the truth ...

Bank Of England Seeks To Clarify Bob Diamond's Claims

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics

Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker today requested to appear before MPs "as soon as possible" to clear up his role in the rate-fixing scandal...

Diamond Days: What Will Bob Tell MPs?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics

Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond is set to make an explosive appearance before MPs after dragging senior Bank of England and Labour politicians into t...

Barclays Boss To Be Hauled Before Treasury Select Committee

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

Bob Diamond, the chief executive of Barclays bank, has been summoned before the Treasury Select Committee on Wednesday as the Government announced an ...

Report Finds Light Regulation And Financial Failings Led To RBS Rescue

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

A long-awaited report into the failure of Royal Bank of Scotland will blame light-touch regulation and a catalogue of financial errors for pushing the...

Banks Could Withdraw Cheques 'By Stealth' MPs Warn

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

Banks should not be able to decide the future of cheques, a committee of MPs has warned. The Treasury Select Committee said in a report released on...

Half A Million Over 100 'By 2066'

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Twenty year olds are three times more likely to reach their 100th birthdays than their grandparents and twice as likely as their ...