15 Apr 2021

Greensill: Lord Pickles calls for urgent reform after lobbying row

Economics Correspondent

Urgent reforms are needed to oversee possible conflicts of interest between Whitehall and private firms, according to the man in charge of vetting appointments.

Former Tory minister Lord Pickles said there did not seem to have been “any boundaries at all” to prevent a senior civil servant from taking a job at the now collapsed finance firm Greensill while working at the heart of government.

Six investigations are now being launched into the Greensill scandal.