Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Cost of Bribery

Macmillan Publishers announced last Friday that they are to pay more than £11 million to the UK authorities, in order to avoid prosecution for having paid bribes to a World Bank Official and in compensation for profiting from other business dealings … Continue reading

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Dish of the Day

What’s on the menu today?  Grilled Murdoch, anyone, or possibly Brooks a la mode?  Today sees the Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport subject NewsCorps’ Gruesome Threesome to questions about phone hacking, bribery of policemen and other day-to-day … Continue reading

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Yankees go home – whether they want to or not….

It’s interesting to see speculation in the press that Rupert Murdoch and his son James may – and I stress may – face prosecution in the USA in connection with the alleged bribery carried out by employees of the News … Continue reading

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Doctors and Nurses

… well, nurses, anyway. The Nursing and Midwifery Council has warned employers that they should issue guidelines to their employees about the use of social networking sites at work.  Cyber-bullying, stalking, inappropriate remarks about their employer and indavertent disclosure of … Continue reading

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Is there a Grass in the Hahse?

Apologies for the ever-worsening quality of my post titles but, as today’s subject is the News of the World, which is produced from Wapping in London’s East End, a bit of cheery Cockney banter seemed in order – not that … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination – the new Racism?

The number of Age Discrimination Employment Tribunal cases has now overtaken the number of Race discrimination claims, according to Government statistics.  Sex Discrimination claims still remain far and away the most common kinds of Discrimination case to be taken to Tribunal, … Continue reading

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New! Improved! Bribery Act 2010 is here!

My daughter tells me that the Bribery Act is trending on Twitter today – a sign either that teen-aged kids have suddenly developed an interest in compliance matters, or that the corporate world has made yet another stride forward in … Continue reading

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