A controversial security contractor criticised for its use of cheap labour via the government’s workfare schemes has gone bust owing HMRC nearly £600,000 in unpaid taxes, Political Scrapbook can reveal. Close Protection UK were authorised to fulfil an £850,000 Olympic fire marshals contract despite being embroiled in the ‘Jubilee Stewards’ scandal, which saw unemployed people […]

When, during an urgent statement on security company G4S’ failure to recruit enough personnel for the Olympics, the Home Secretary was confronted about the company at the heart of last month’s Jubilee stewards scandal, she would not say whether she had faith in them to fulfil their Olympic fire marshals contract. Theresa May was challenged […]

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have launched an investigation into a company contracted to supply fire marshals for the Olympic games, Political Scrapbook can reveal. In a letter (below) to John Prescott, home secretary Theresa May said that Close Protection UK (CPUK) would be probed after unpaid workers were forced to sleep rough in central London before the […]

Sixteen people working for Close Protection UK — the firm at the centre of the Jubilee stewards row — are thought to have been hospitalised while performing work for the 2012 Olympics, Political Scrapbook understands. The scandal-hit company, who won an Olympic security contract in controversial circumstances, will be responsible for evacuating spectators from venues in the […]

Trainees used as “bodyguards” while she hit the town Treated as VIP while she shopped, wined and dined On one trip bought Hummer car worth £30,000+ The director at the centre of the Jubilee stewards scandal used her own students as free bodyguards while she cavorted around Manchester, it had been revealed. So-called “role play […]

More details are emerging about the director at the centre of the Jubilee stewards scandal. The Learning Development Centre — owned by workfare trainer/employer Molly Prince — has been using a sham office at the University of Salford in order to gain an air of legitimacy: The home page of their website proudly proclaims: “The Leadership Development Centre […]

The director of a security company who forced unpaid jobseekers to sleep rough before assisting at the Jubilee pageant has had a string of previous companies ‘struck off’ by regulators after a failure to submit accounts. The revelation could further bring into question the professionalism of an operation awarded security contracts for the Olympic Games. […]