Banks and the Treasury: the full contact list
In The Independent this morning I disclose the full number of contacts (meetings and phone calls) that took place between Treasury ministers and senior bankers in the period immediately before and after the Vickers report on banking reform was published on 12 September.
Jenkins’ powerful conclusion:
“A profession which should stand for integrity and prudence now supports a lobbying strategy that exploits misunderstanding and fear.”
This report in City AM suggests that the Treasury is preparing to water down Vickers.
And, for the record, here’s the full list of meetings, which I extracted from the Treasury through a Freedom of Information request:banks, City AM, george osborne, lobby, Robert Jenkins, Treasury
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter