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Hot Off The Wires - 22 October 2019


  • Boris Johnson is expected to abandon Brexit legislation in Parliament rather than accept a customs union or second referendum, rebel MPs were warned.

  • Botched public sector outsourcing contracts wasted at least £14.3bn of taxpayers’ money in the past three years, according to the think-tank Reform.

  • Germany has tumbled into recession as global trade tensions, disruption to the car industry and worries over Brexit take their toll, according to the country's central bank.

  • Four major pharmaceutical companies agreed to a $260m payout over the US opioid epidemic, hours before a landmark federal trial.

  • The Financial Reporting Council has criticised the lack of diversity at accountancy firms, where women make up only 17% of partner-level roles.



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