Speaking in a debate on the treatment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by the Global Restructuring Group of the Royal Bank of Scotland (GRG), Philip Dunne raises concerns that settlements made by GRG with businesses that were in trouble included gagging orders, or confidentiality agreements preventing them speaking out.
Following the Government statement on the collapse of Carillion, Philip Dunne calls for reassurance for people working at Carillion headquarters in Wolverhampton that there will be a role for them under the administrator while a more permanent solution is put in place.
I hope readers managed to have a pleasant break over Christmas and the New Year. Unsurprisingly perhaps given the events of the year just past, my New Year’s message is similar to that of last year, namely 2017 really was a momentous year in British politics. So for Members of Parliament, like anyone else, some time with family over Christmas provides a welcome respite before we re-enter the fray, re-energised and ready to address the challenges ahead.