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Public given chance to grill Chancellor on banking crisis

The Treasury Select Committee is giving the public the opportunity to grill the Chancellor on the financial rescue package by submitting email questions.

The committee is to hold an urgent inquiry into the banking crisis following the Government’s unprecedented intervention.

The Chancellor Alistair Darling, Bank of England governor Mervyn King and FSA chairman Lord Adair Turner will be called as witnesses at the session which has not yet been timetabled.

Committee MPs will pose some of the questions emailed by members of the public to the witnesses during the session.

Committee chairman Labour MP John McFall says: “This inquiry will take a fundamental look at the causes of the present banking crisis, the current responsibilities of the banks and the Government to the taxpayer, and the future shape of the financial and regulatory landscape.”


Origen revamp could mean 50 job cuts

Origen support services director Keith Robinson says the decision to reshape the business is likely to result in around 50 redundancies by the end of Q1 2009.

MP’s packs aim to offer help

Labour Treasury select committee member Andy Love is providing financial information packs to struggling residents in his constituency Edmonton.

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Guide: Johnson Fleming produces auto-enrolment checklist

For a job as big as managing the auto-enrolment changes, it’s important to know what has been completed and what still lies in front of you to give you the reassurance that everything is in hand. Getting the planning and project management right at the outset can help you see the path ahead and ensure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. To help with this, Johnson Fleming has produced a checklist outlining every step that needs to be taken when preparing for auto-enrolment.


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