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Greensill Capital: Financial services company
Greensill Capital was a financial services company based in the United Kingdom and Australia. It focused on the provision of supply chain financing and related services. The company was founded in 2011 by Lex Greensill. It filed for insolvency protection on 8 March 2021.

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Cameron's lobbying 'did not take up very significant part' of Treasury's time, says Sunak

cameron's lobbying 'did not take up very significant part' of treasury's time, says sunak
Dealing with David Cameron's multiple texts, WhatsApp messages, emails and phone calls "did not take up a very significant part" of the Treasury's time, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has told MPs..
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Cameron 'acted in good faith' as reports say he earned £7m from Greensill work

cameron 'acted in good faith' as reports say he earned £7m from greensill work
David Cameron's spokesperson has said the former prime minister "acted in good faith at all times" as reports suggest he made £7.2m from Greensill Capital before the company collapsed in March.
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Greensill scandal: Parliamentary committee says lobbying rules are 'insufficient'

greensill scandal: parliamentary committee says lobbying rules are 'insufficient'
A parliamentary committee looking into the Greensill saga has found that lobbying rules were "insufficient" and need to be strengthened
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Lobbying ban for ministers of up to five years recommended in wake of Greensill affair

Ministers should be banned from political lobbying for up to five years after leaving office, the anti-corruption watchdog has recommended.
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Greensill lobbying scandal: Former top official who worked for firm denies conflict

greensill lobbying scandal: former top official who worked for firm denies conflict
The government's former chief procurement officer who became an adviser to Greensill Capital while still working as a civil servant says there was no conflict of interest as he fulfilled both roles.
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Rishi Sunak says David Cameron's involvement with Greensill 'not relevant'

rishi sunak says david cameron's involvement with greensill 'not relevant'
David Cameron's involvement with finance firm Greensill Capital "was not relevant", Rishi Sunak has said, as he told MPs all requests from businesses for economic support were dealt with "on merit".
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Liberty Steel selling Stocksbridge site in restructuring after Greensill collapse

Liberty Steel is to sell its Stocksbridge plant as part of the troubled firm's restructuring in the wake of the collapse of lender Greensill.
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SFO investigating Gupta business empire including Greensill finance links

The Serious Fraud Office has said it is investigating steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta's business empire - including its financing arrangements with Greensill Capital.
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Cameron says he was paid 'generous amount' to lobby on behalf of Greensill

David Cameron has said he was paid a "generous annual amount" which was "far more than I earned as prime minister" to lobby on behalf of a now-collapsed financial services firm.
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Cameron to face long afternoon of MPs' questions over Greensill lobbying scandal

Former prime minister David Cameron is set to face a long afternoon of questions from MPs over his lobbying for a now-collapsed finance firm.
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Greensill lobbying: What are the key questions facing David Cameron?

Since becoming embroiled in the Westminster lobbying scandal David Cameron has kept a low profile, but all that ends on Thursday.
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'Are you a fraudster?': Financier at centre of Cameron lobbying row faces MPs' grilling

'are you a fraudster?': financier at centre of cameron lobbying row faces mps' grilling
The founder of Greensill Capital - the firm which ex-prime minister David Cameron lobbied for - has denied his previous government role allowed him to win contracts for his business.
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'Rishi, David Cameron here': Former PM's Greensill lobbying texts to ministers revealed

'rishi, david cameron here': former pm's greensill lobbying texts to ministers revealed
David Cameron told the Treasury's top civil servant it was "bonkers" that a financial services firm he was lobbying for had been denied access to government-backed COVID loans.
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Lex Greensill prepares for questions from MPs over lobbying scandal

lex greensill prepares for questions from mps over lobbying scandal
Lex Greensill, the billionaire founder of the now bankrupt finance firm Greensill Capital, is to be questioned by MPs later in relation to the ongoing Westminster lobbying scandal.
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Cameron lobbied Treasury's top civil servant over Greensill

David Cameron lobbied the Treasury's top civil servant on behalf of a financial services firm that later collapsed.
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Firm linked to lawyer leading Greensill lobbying inquiry given £7m in government contracts

firm linked to lawyer leading greensill lobbying inquiry given £7m in government contracts
A firm linked to the lawyer tasked by the prime minister with looking into the Greensill Capital lobbying scandal has been given £7m in government contracts over the last year.
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Cameron and Sunak set to be quizzed by MPs over Greensill lobbying controversy

cameron and sunak set to be quizzed by mps over greensill lobbying controversy
Former prime minister David Cameron and Chancellor Rishi Sunak are set to be hauled before MPs to answer questions over the Greensill Capital lobbying controversy.
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Lobbying rules are 'pretty good' and Cameron didn't do anything wrong - minister

lobbying rules are 'pretty good' and cameron didn't do anything wrong - minister
David Cameron did not do anything wrong when lobbying for Greensill Capital and "meticulously observed the rules", the environment secretary has told Sky News.
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Johnson told to give up power to decide on investigating ministers after Greensill affair

johnson told to give up power to decide on investigating ministers after greensill affair
Boris Johnson should relinquish his right to decide when possible breaches of the ministerial code warrant investigation, according to the chair of the Committee for Standards in Public Life.
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Whitehall spending watchdog to probe Greensill's role in COVID support schemes

Whitehall's spending watchdog has launched an investigation into Greensill Capital's involvement in government-backed COVID support schemes prior to the firm's collapse.
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'Eyebrows raised': Chair of watchdog which exposed civil servant's Greensill role gives evidence

The chair of the watchdog which exposed how the former government chief commercial officer was able to take a job at Greensill Capital while still working in Whitehall has said his "eyebrows raised"..
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Cameron will respond 'positively' to any request for Greensill evidence

cameron will respond 'positively' to any request for greensill evidence
David Cameron will respond "positively" to any request to give evidence to inquiries into the Greensill affair, according to his spokesman.
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PM's 'widespread concern' over Greensill row - as Labour claim 'return of Tory sleaze'

pm's 'widespread concern' over greensill row - as labour claim 'return of tory sleaze'
Boris Johnson has told MPs he shares "widespread concern" about the Greensill controversy - and questioned whether "boundaries" between top civil servants and businesses had been "properly understood".
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Labour accuses Tories of return to 'sleaze of the 90s' in push for fuller Greensill inquiry

labour accuses tories of return to 'sleaze of the 90s' in push for fuller greensill inquiry
Labour has accused the Conservatives of a return to the "sleaze of the 1990s" ahead of a push for a fuller inquiry into the David Cameron lobbying controversy.
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Greensill lobbying row deepens as it emerges top civil servant worked for firm while at Cabinet Office

greensill lobbying row deepens as it emerges top civil servant worked for firm while at cabinet office
A senior civil servant worked for Greensill Capital - the financial firm at the centre of the David Cameron lobbying row - while still employed in Whitehall, it has been revealed.
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Rishi Sunak summoned to parliament to explain Greensill-Cameron ordeal

Rishi Sunak has been asked to appear before parliament tomorrow to explain why he granted Greensill Capital access to a COVID loan scheme after David Cameron lobbied him.
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Review launched into Greensill Capital following David Cameron lobbying row

A review is to be launched into Greensill Capital following David Cameron's lobbying of government, Whitehall sources have confirmed to Sky News.
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David Cameron breaks silence over Greensill lobbying controversy

david cameron breaks silence over greensill lobbying controversy
Former prime minister David Cameron has accepted he should have acted differently over his role in the Greensill lobbying controversy.
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What is the Greensill lobbying scandal and why is David Cameron involved?

what is the greensill lobbying scandal and why is david cameron involved?
David Cameron has been in the headlines recently over his alleged involvement in a lobbying scandal with a firm he advises and the Treasury.
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Labour demands new law on political lobbying after controversy over Cameron's Greensill links

labour demands new law on political lobbying after controversy over cameron's greensill links
Labour is demanding a new law in next month's Queen's Speech to crack down on political lobbying, following disclosures about David Cameron's links with an Australian tycoon.
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Liberty Steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta tells workers: no plants will close 'under my watch'

liberty steel tycoon sanjeev gupta tells workers: no plants will close 'under my watch'
Liberty Steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has promised thousands of UK workers facing uncertainty after the collapse of lender Greensill that he will not close any of its plants.
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Greensill collapse leaves steel jobs in balance

greensill collapse leaves steel jobs in balance
Some 5,000 jobs in the steel industry are in the balance after Greensill Capital, one of the UK's largest speciality finance companies, went into administration today.
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