Health and safety boss claims to have been ‘unaware of report condemning Grenfell smoke vents’

Residents living in Grenfell Tower were unaware that a smoke ventilation system had been condemned, the inquiry into the 2017 blaze has heard. Deficient A bin fire in the 24-storey block of flats in April 2010 exposed some concerns with the automatic opening vents (AOVs), and London Fire Brigade issued a deficiency notice four years …
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Former Post Office boss says subpostmasters inquiry should have statutory powers

The former boss of the Post Office during the subpostmasters scandal has confirmed she is willing to appear as a witness into the massive miscarriage of justice. Statutory powers Paula Vennells, who ran the Post Office between 2012 and 2019, said she welcomed moves to give the inquiry statutory powers to compel witnesses to appear …
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The DWP boss just stuck two fingers up at the poorest kids

In a letter, work and pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey may as well have stuck two fingers up at the poorest children in the UK. Because her dismissal of the concerns of an influential parliamentary committee was staggering. Another day, another inquiry into the Tories The Work and Pensions Select Committee has launched an inquiry into …
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Airline boss says failure to issue holiday refunds is ‘theft’

Travel firms’ failure to issue prompt refunds for cancelled holidays is “a bit like theft”, according to the boss of Jet2. Steve Heapy, chief executive of the airline and tour operator, said delays in making payouts during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have given “a very bad impression” of the travel industry. Money withheld Recent analysis …
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Even the boss of the Police Federation is slating the government’s coronavirus communications

The chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales has criticised the “briefing” of a potential lockdown to the media, claiming it had increased pressure on the emergency services. John Apter, head of the organisation which represents more than 120,000 rank-and-file officers, called for “clear communication” on coronavirus measures. He tweeted on Saturday morning: …
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Serco boss sent a letter to MPs. His brass neck is staggering.

The boss of disastrous outsourcing giant Serco has written to some MP. But he didn’t say ‘sorry’ for his company’s failings over Test and Trace. Instead, he delivered a passive-aggressive ‘STFU’ about his firm’s multimillion pound clusterfucking. Serco: profit-making clusterfucking As openDemocracy reported, Serco’s part in the coronavirus (Covid-19) test and trace system has been …
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The DWP boss was just trashed live on TV

The boss of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) got a rude awakening on Wednesday 14 October. Because she was demolished live on TV. And the host left her no wriggle room to escape criticism of the Tories’ jobs support response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The DWP boss: dodgy as… Work and pensions …
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SEIZE SQUAD: Muslim Mafia Boss’ £10m Property Empire SEIZED by Britain’s NCA

A MUSLIM Mafia boss with links to serious criminals has lost his vast property empire worth nearly £10m after a National Crime Agency investigation. The agency secured an Unexplained Wealth Order against eight properties owned by 40-year-old Mansoor ‘Manni’ Mahmood Hussain, formerly of Sandmoor Drive in Leeds. The UWO – part of the UK’s armoury …
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Former Sainsbury’s boss to take on key Test and Trace role

The former chief executive of Sainsbury’s is to take over as testing director at Test and Trace. Mike Coupe, who retired as chief executive officer of Sainsbury’s at the end of May, is set to replace Sarah-Jane Marsh who is returning to her post as chief executive of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. …
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