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31/10/2019 17:24:26  

Audit agency rules rationale for loan to Boris Johnson’s friend was not unreasonable

A £100,000 grant awarded to the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri’s Hacker House company by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has been considered “appropriate” by the government’s internal audit agency.

The report said: “This review concludes that although the initial gateway questions were not considered for the 19 applications received, the rationale for considering all applications was not unreasonable.

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23/10/2019 15:21:20  

Mel Stride – the former Treasury Minister – has been elected the new chair of the Treasury Select Committee, following Nicki Morgan’s appointment as DCMS Secretary. Now he gets to scrutinise the very policies he implemented in government… The full results are below:

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16/10/2019 19:21:05  

MPs say matter should be referred to police if DCMS review finds possible fraud

MPs have called for a police investigation into a company run by Jennifer Arcuri, the US businesswoman at the centre of conflict of interest row involving the prime minister, if a government review finds that it used deception to obtain a £100,000 grant.

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is conducting a review of how it awarded Arcuri’s company Hacker House the money under a scheme aimed at fostering UK cyberskills, amid questions over the company’s tenuous links to the UK.

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16/10/2019 14:19:58  

In good news for online voyeurs, the new Government has announced it will not press ahead with Theresa May’s planned porn laws, legislation that would have brought in draconian restrictions on what websites people can freely access. In a written statement today, DCMS Secretary Nicky Morgan said: “The government has concluded that this objective of […]

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