G4S PLC



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  1. September 15, 2015

    Moves to oust G4S and Serco as tagging suppliers fail

    Attempts to replace G4S and Serco as suppliers of electronic monitoring tags after they were caught overcharging the...

  2. September 11, 2015

    G4S wins security services contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, has won a £100m contract to protect diplomats at the British Foreign and...

  1. September 4, 2015

    G4S wins key young offenders contract despite stinging criticism

    Outsourcing group G4S has won a key contract to manage a facility for young offenders despite stinging criticism of its...

  2. August 14, 2015

    Scandinavian companies claim the moral high ground

    Which is worse? Sending a private jet to pick up your wallet or rigging a global interest rate governing £450tn of...

  3. August 12, 2015

    G4S: Ashley’s army

    Imagine 623,000 people standing in front of you. That is broadly equivalent to the population of a city such as Bristol...

  4. August 12, 2015

    Emerging markets and US drive rise in sales at G4S

    The loss of a botched electronic tagging contract held back revenue growth at G4S in the first half of the year, taking...

  5. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2015

    Opening Quote: The Economist changes hands

    Also today – scrutiny for Zoopla’s incentives, productivity advice for Mr Osborne Pearson has continued its long...

  6. August 9, 2015

    Outsourcers running UK immigration centres put to the test

    Abdal Albashiar arrived at London’s Heathrow airport in 1998 after fleeing what he says was persecution by Sudan’s...

  7. July 14, 2015

    Twitter shares spike on fake bid story

    Twitter shares briefly spiked in early New York trading after a fake online news story claimed the messaging company...

  8. June 15, 2015

    Private capital and ambition build tech clusters, not politicians

    London Technology Week has got off to a flying start with the news that 23-year-old Londoner James Proud has won...

  9. June 9, 2015

    G4S cleared of human rights breach in Israel

    G4S was cleared of causing “adverse human rights impacts” in Israel by a UK government-funded watchdog on Wednesday but...

  10. May 20, 2015

    G4S-run Rainsbrook youth prison criticised by Ofsted

    The outsourcing group G4S faced fresh questions about its performance on UK government contracts on Thursday after the...

  11. May 15, 2015

    Hoaxes and fakes: hollow laughs

    Oh, how we laughed. The fake filing, the spelling mistakes, the outlandish bid. What a jape! When an unheard-of private...

  12. April 27, 2015

    Government moves to stop suppliers disclosing contract details

    Cabinet officials are engaged in a row with outsourcing companies over attempts to prevent them from disclosing...

  13. April 20, 2015

    G4S becomes latest to scale back quarterly reports

    G4S, the world’s biggest security provider, has become the latest company to reduce their number of trading updates...

  14. April 17, 2015

    G4S chief executive Ashley Almanza receives 73% pay rise

    The chief executive of G4S, Ashley Almanza, has been rewarded with a 73 per cent pay increase for returning the...

  15. March 24, 2015

    Outsourcer calls for independent watchdog in transparency drive

    One of the world’s biggest outsourcing companies has urged the UK government to set up an independent regulator to...

  16. March 10, 2015

    G4S dogged by scandal provisions as it returns to profit

    G4S swung back to a profit after two years of contract scandals that included its failure to provide enough security...

  17. March 8, 2015

    G4S chief says there is a ‘very long way to go’

    The scandal-hit security company G4S has a “very long way to go,” its chief executive said ahead of full-year results...

  18. March 5, 2015

    Welfare-to-work provider A4E up for sale

    A4E, the welfare-to-work provider founded by a former adviser to David Cameron, has been put up for sale just weeks...

  19. March 5, 2015

    Serco foots the bill for ‘win at all costs’ public sector contracts

    Serco’s contract crisis Waiting outside the advice clinic at a hostel for asylum seekers in Liverpool, Mohammad Ahmadi...

  20. February 27, 2015

    When is a company too big to manage?

    “Can I know what every one of 257,000 people is doing? Clearly I can’t.” When HSBC’s chief executive Stuart Gulliver...

  21. February 24, 2015

    Wrexham jail to be run by public sector

    The UK’s first “super prison” holding more than 2,000 inmates is to be run by the public sector, dashing the hopes of...

  22. February 23, 2015

    Press-fuelled populist clamour against Gulliver gains momentum

    The fickle Lilliputians conspired to blind Jonathan Swift’s Lemuel Gulliver, having previously celebrated him. HSBC’s...

  23. February 18, 2015

    Super-prison project carries dangers, says watchdog

    The prisons watchdog has cast doubt on government plans to build super-prisons in the UK, warning that early...

  24. December 19, 2014

    Police drop probe into Serco’s prisoner contract

    City of London Police have dropped their investigation into Serco’s handling of a £285m prisoner escort contract, which...

  25. December 10, 2014

    G4S and Serco won Whitehall work despite being ‘on probation’

    Five government departments awarded G4S and Serco fresh work during a period in which Whitehall “gave the impression”...

  26. November 19, 2014

    British outsourcing groups dominate public sector contracts

    British outsourcing companies have strengthened their grip on public sector contracts over the past decade despite...

  27. November 14, 2014

    Week in Review, November 15

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Goldman promotion round highlights...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2014

    Earth to investors: G4S has not restated earnings -- Update

    There are times when the hoax is so elaborate, you have to look beyond the attempted deception and admire the...

  29. November 12, 2014

    Defensive Sainsbury’s may need more firepower in supermarket wars

    Ascending the Sainsbury’s throne vacated by Justin King in July, Mike Coupe has quickly swapped his crown for a tin...

  30. November 12, 2014

    G4S pulls out of Guantánamo Bay navy base with sale of US division

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, is to withdraw from the controversial Guantánamo Bay Naval Base after...

  31. November 12, 2014

    Capita leads FTSE fallers as bid pipeline stutters

    Capita was the biggest fallers on a flat FTSE 100 on Wednesday, as the mixed fortunes of the UK support services sector...

  32. November 4, 2014

    Outsourcers strive to rebuild reputations after scandals

    The gleaming new Fiona Stanley hospital in Perth, Western Australia, is a state of the art facility, with 783 beds,...

  33. September 11, 2014

    Robot capable of handling unfamiliar objects unveiled

    The first robot capable of manipulating unfamiliar objects was unveiled on Thursday, with its creators predicting that...

  34. August 13, 2014

    B&M backed by Goldman growth forecasts

    Goldman Sachs floated discount retailer B&M on a £2.7bn valuation in June. On Wednesday, the same broker valued the...

  35. August 13, 2014

    Contract wins help G4S stage comeback

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, staged a comeback in the first six months of this year, led by new contract...

  36. August 3, 2014

    G4S powers up robotic security

    It’s not exactly RoboCop. But it is a robot security guard – and it could be patrolling office floors within just 10...

  37. July 23, 2014

    Longtime GSK favourite stumbles in the final furlong

    The Queen’s horse Estimate, former Gold Cup champion, has failed a drug test, as has GlaxoSmithKline. On Wednesday the...

  38. July 18, 2014

    G4S loses detention cell contract in Wales

    G4S, the private security company, has lost a contract to run detention cells in Wales, in a blow to a sector that had...

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