HMRC Leak Trial: Senior Treasury Official questioned over “political leaks” of budget news

7 11 2014

Old_bailey_signLeaks of information to the Sun: “undermined the budget process,” and may have led to a lower tax revenue for the government but yet, no investigation was ever undertaken an Old Bailey jury was told at the HMRC leak trial on 6 November 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

HMRC Leak Trial: Press Official questioned over news management techniques

7 11 2014

hmrc-2A jury at the Old Bailey was reminded on Tuesday 4 November 2014 that a Government special advisor had emailed colleagues on 9/11 telling them today would be a: “good day to bury bad news.” Read the rest of this entry »

Phone hacking, corruption and remedies – Steven Heffer

7 11 2014

News of the World Final Edition

In April 2011 the News of the World (NOTW) admitted being responsible for intercepting the voicemails of many individuals using the services of a private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, before his arrest in 2006. There had already been some civil actions seeking damages for misuse of private information and many more were to follow. The newspaper was shut down in July 2011. Read the rest of this entry »