aug 142015
 

Hij duikt de afgelopen jaren geregeld op in de media als ‘onafhankelijk’ expert op het gebied van terreur, Glenn Schoen. Hij verkondigt doemscenario’s die de overheid dienen aan te sporen het pakket aan veiligheidsmaatregelen verder op te schroeven. Schoen echter is werkzaam voor de private beveiligingsfirma G4S, in wezen verkoopt hij zijn product. Glenn Schoen is een graag geziene gast in de wereld van de media. Van het tv-programma Dit is de dag van Tijs van de Brink, BNR nieuwsradio, [lees verder]

dec 052013
 

Damaging scandals are raising questions on how the third-largest listed private sector employer runs its empire G4S’s Marcus Bloomfield in front of a ‘Street to Suite’ custody van in Boston, Lincolnshire On an overcast Friday evening on a rundown suburban street in Boston, Lincolnshire, a part-time plumber and a retired policeman are sitting in a large white van outside a cell-block, waiting to hear from the police. In black bulletproof vests, smart black trousers and white shirts, they look like [lees verder]

dec 052013
 

Jimmy Mubenga’s inquest has shed light on the murky world of the privatised deportation business A protest against the treatment of Jimmy Mubenga outside the Home Office in London. Photograph: Frank Baron for the Guardian The inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga uncovered a shocking story of a cruel deportation system, of racism and inhumanity, and of a state seemingly unwilling to prosecute those who abuse and misuse their powers. The verdict of unlawful killing is an honest reflection [lees verder]

dec 052013
 

An Angolan man who died after being restrained by three guards from the security firm G4S as he was being deported from Britain was unlawfully killed, a jury ruled, prompting the Crown Prosecution Service to reconsider its decision not to bring criminal charges. Ads by Google Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died on board a British Airways flight bound for Angola in October 2010. At the end of an eight-week inquest, the jury recorded a majority verdict of nine to one of [lees verder]

dec 052013
 

Angolan man died after being restrained by G4S guards on deportation flight from UK Jimmy Mubenga was heard shouting that he could not breathe before he died, according to passengers on the flight. Photograph: Graeme Robertson An Angolan man who died after being restrained by three G4S guards as he was being deported from the UK was unlawfully killed, a jury has found. Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died on board a plane at Heathrow airport that was bound for Angola in [lees verder]

dec 052013
 

Inquest hears jokes deriding blacks, Asians and Muslims when G4S officers are asked to read from their mobile phones Jimmy Mubenga with his wife Adrienne. He died while being restrained on an aircraft as G4S officers were trying to deport him. Photograph: PA A G4S security guard who was restraining an Angolan man who died as he was being deported from the UK had 65 racist jokes on his mobile phone when it was seized by police. Terry Hughes, one [lees verder]

dec 052013
 

BA long-haul pilot tells Guardian it was a mistake to keep Mubenga on board once he began struggling with his escorts Jimmy Mubenga died during deportation from the UK. Photograph: Graeme Robertson The use of commercial aircraft to transport deportees has been called into question by a British Airways pilot following the death of Jimmy Mubenga. A BA long-haul pilot told the Guardian that it was a mistake to keep Mubenga on board a passenger service once he began struggling [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

NAO report finds G4S and rival Serco continued to charge for tagging criminals many years after removing the electronic equipment from their homes G4S is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, alongside Serco, over claims they overcharged the Ministry of Justice for tagging offenders Photo: Alamy The Ministry of Justice has refused an offer from security firm G4S to hand back £24.1m that it has now admitted it “wrongly” billed for tagging criminals. G4S made the offer on the [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Company has apologised to Ministry of Justice and issued credit notes for £23.3m incorrectly billed between 2005 and 2013 G4S said that an external review had confirmed it had been wrong to consider it was contractually entitled to bill for monitoring offenders when tags had not been fitted or after they had been removed. Photograph: Jeff Blackler/REX Private security company G4S has admitted it has overcharged the Ministry of Justice more than £24m on its contract for the electronic monitoring [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Cost: Scandal-hit security firm G4S facing claims it charged the Government for tagged people who were either dead or back in prison Security firms faced a criminal probe today over claims it charged the taxpayer to tag offenders who were dead or back in prison. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling called in the Serious Fraud Office to consider investigating G4S Care and Justice Services, part of the company disgraced last year for failing to supply enough Olympic security staff. Another firm, [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Taxpayers were charged tens of millions of pounds for ‘phantom’ electronic tags on criminals who were either dead, in jail or had left the country. Two private firms, G4S and Serco, are accused of wrongly billing for tens of thousands of tags which had either been removed or simply never fitted. Estimates suggest up to one in six of the 18,000 tags the Ministry of Justice was billed for every day were not real. Taxpayers could have overpaid two private [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Serious Fraud Office investigates G4S claim of over-charging for government contracts Whitehall contracts running into billions of pounds are being urgently reviewed after the Government disclosed that two major firms had charged the taxpayer to monitor non-existent electronic tags, some of which had been assigned to dead offenders. In an announcement that throws the Coalition’s privatisation drive into disarray, the Serious Fraud Office was called in to investigate G4S, the world’s largest security company, over contracts dating back over a [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Justice secretary tells MPs he has called in Serious Fraud Office to investigate private security firm for overcharging The overcharging included billing for tracking the movements of people who had died. Photograph: David Davies/PA The Serious Fraud Office has been called in by the justice secretary to investigate the private security company G4S for overcharging tens of millions of pounds on electronic tagging contracts for offenders. Chris Grayling told MPs the overcharging included billing for tracking the movements of people [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, has asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate security firm G4S after a review found the Government had been overcharged by tens of millions of pounds in its electronic tagging contract. A review has found G4S and rival security company Serco both over-billed the taxpayer for running the tagging schemes, in what the minister said was a “wholly indefensible and unacceptable state of affairs”. It included charging the government for tagging offenders who had died, [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

The shambolic Olympic security firm G4S is bidding for the right to print Britain’s banknotes, it emerged last night. The embattled group has teamed up with a French company to try to get its hands on the lucrative £1billion contract. Currently the work is done by the British firm De La Rue, which was first commissioned to print UK banknotes at the outbreak of the First World War. G4S, which has faced calls to be barred from public work after [lees verder]

jul 012013
 

Controversial firm saw income from UK taxpayer rise by 20% last year Company earned £394million in 2012-13, up from £328.5million Labour MP Barry Sheerman warns of over-reliance on private contractors Controversial security firm G4S has enjoyed a 20 per cent surge in government contracts despite a string of blunders, new figures show. The company – which failed to recruit enough guards for the London Olympics – earned £394million from the taxpayer in 2012-13, up from £328.5million a year earlier. The [lees verder]

jul 012013
 

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has given a vote of confidence to embattled British security firm G4S, despite a recent profit warning and ongoing controversy over the company’s Israeli prison contracts and the death of an Angolan man. The US tech titan’s private investment vehicle, Cascade Investment, and his high-profile charitable fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, poured an extra £16m into G4S stock on Thursday, to increase their joint stake in the security giant to 3.2pc. The total holding [lees verder]

apr 192013
 

In late January, Conservative MP and Minister for Security James Brokenshire led a delegation of nearly 25 “homeland security” firms to India on a trip which, in sharp contrast to the trade mission to India undertaken by David Cameron in February, received no coverage in the press whatsoever. From 20 to 25 January multinational giants such as Agusta Westland, BAE Systems, G4S and Thales were taken to a number of Indian cities: Delhi, “for the government perspective”; Hyderabad, “the centre [lees verder]

apr 192013
 

G4S chief executive Nick Buckles paid £1.19m, up £170,000 on last year Company lost £88m in Olympics fiasco when they failed to provide security The chief executive of the company behind the security-scandal at the London Olympics last summer received a record pay packet in 2012, following million pound losses during the Games. G4S boss Nick Buckles was paid a total £1.19million in 2012, up £170,000 on his 2011 paycheck, despite the company nursing an £88million loss on the London [lees verder]

mrt 152013
 

Inquest told the victim’s wheelchair was not secured and he died when it tipped over A double amputee died when his unsecured wheelchair tipped over backwards as he was being transported to hospital in an ambulance operated by under-fire outsourcing firm G4S. An inquest jury found that the driver and staff of the security firm had not received sufficient training to move patients safely between their homes, hospitals and clinics. Retired newsagent Palaniappan Thevarayan, 47, suffered fatal head injuries when [lees verder]

mrt 152013
 

The company which failed to meet its Olympics security contract confirms a big fall in profits. Annual profits fell by a worse than expected 32% at G4S, the firm at the centre of last year’s Olympics security fiasco. Pre-tax profit for 2012 dropped to £175m from £257m the previous year as a result of a £70m loss on its contract to supply security personnel to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. The Armed Forces had to be called in [lees verder]

mrt 152013
 

G4S failed to supply enough personnel for the London 2012 Olympics, forcing the Government to draft in soldiers Getty Images G4S’s Olympics fiasco drove annual profits down by a third at the security company last year. The company also announced this morning that its chief financial officer, Trevor Dighton, would retire on April 30. He will be replaced by Ashley Almanza, who held the same position at energy company BG Group. … Katherine Griffiths Last updated at 12:08PM, March 13 [lees verder]

feb 042013
 

Multimillion-pound plans by three police forces to outsource services to the firm at the centre of the Olympics security debacle have collapsed. Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Alliance had discontinued negotiations with G4S. The three forces were looking in to working with G4S in a bid to save £73 million by outsourcing support functions. The proposals involved switching 1,100 roles, including human resources, IT and finance to the security contractor. But [lees verder]

dec 272012
 

Jantje Beton zet de sponsorovereenkomst met beveiligingsbedrijf G4S Cash Solutions Nederland stop. Dit omdat het hoofdkantoor van het bedrijf G4S in de media werd beschuldigd van betrokkenheid bij de beveiliging van Israëlische gevangenissen waar Palestijnse politieke gevangenen onterecht vast zouden zitten. Dat meldde Jantje Beton. De partijen besloten na goed overleg dat het „onwenselijk” was om te blijven samenwerken. …   ma 24 dec 2012, 16:09 Find this story at 24 December 2012 © 1996-2012 Telegraaf Media Nederland | Landelijke [lees verder]

dec 272012
 

MPs say decision is ‘unbelievable’ and they should be banned after London 2012 fiasco G4S failed to recruit enough staff and more than 10,000 troops had to be drafted in at the last minute Bosses say decision proves Government recognises they can ‘still win business’ Bungling Olympic security firm G4S is set to be offered another gold-plated Government contract despite its failure to provide enough staff for London 2012. The company, which MPs want blacklisted from taxpayer-funded deals because the [lees verder]