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    G4S PLC

    GBp

    240.60

    Today's change

    -2.20 / -0.91%

    1 year change

    -23.25%

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  1. 3 hours ago

    ‘Risky’ contract for housing asylum seekers attacked by MPs

    Attempts to save £140m on the cost of housing asylum seekers by outsourcing the service to G4S and Serco were risky, poorly...

  2. April 14, 2014

    G4S under fire over chief’s pay

    Shareholders have criticised security company G4S, after it announced a big pay rise for its new chief executive, despite a...

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  1. April 9, 2014

    G4S pays back £110m as UK government ban is lifted

    G4S, the global security company, has been given the all clear to win fresh UK government work after being barred following...

  2. April 3, 2014

    2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

    Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

  3. March 20, 2014

    G4S guards charged with manslaughter

    G4S has escaped prosecution over the death of a man at Heathrow airport in 2010 as he was being deported from the UK, but...

  4. March 14, 2014

    MPs demand tighter outsourcing controls

    Civil servants failed to spot problems on a series of botched outsourcing contracts, meaning scandals involving suppliers...

  5. March 12, 2014

    G4S agrees £109m settlement with UK government over tagging

    G4S, the security and outsourcing group, has agreed to repay the British government £108.9m plus VAT for overcharging on...

  6. March 6, 2014

    Tagging supplier Buddi quits MoJ deal

    Plans to replace outsourcing giants G4S and Serco as suppliers of electronic tagging equipment for offenders have collapsed...

  7. March 4, 2014

    Serco profits plummet after string of embarrassments

    Serco revealed a 62 per cent drop in profits on Tuesday as it admitted that chasing sales at the expense of customer service...

  8. March 3, 2014

    Ian Tyler appointed as G4S ‘minder’

    The government has appointed a senior “minder” from the business world to oversee G4S, the distressed outsourcing company,...

  9. March 3, 2014

    ISS aims to raise €1.1bn through stock market float

    ISS, the Danish security and cleaning company, said on Monday it was aiming to raise DKr8bn (€1.1bn) through its stock...

  10. February 27, 2014

    Capita rises above the outsourcing gloom

    Cost-cutting in the public and private sectors is expected to create a buoyant market for outsourcing, despite a series of...

  11. February 24, 2014

    G4S to hand over Australia asylum centre contract to Transfield

    G4S will hand over the running of an Australian detention facility at the centre of a series of human rights scandals to a...

  12. February 23, 2014

    Outsource group G4S faces fresh accounting allegations

    Fresh allegations have emerged about accounting irregularities at G4S, the outsourcer facing a criminal investigation for...

  13. February 23, 2014

    Former finance chief weeps after defeat

    Malcolm Batki wept in the corridors of the Royal Courts of Justice. It was the end of a three-year legal battle against his...

  14. February 21, 2014

    Senior City police detective decamps to private sector

    The City of London’s senior investigator is joining the exodus of police officers to the growing private security sector....

  15. February 10, 2014

    ‘Diversity deficit’ threatens FTSE 100 companies’ competitiveness

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies still have an all-white executive leadership, according to research which warns that a...

  16. January 28, 2014

    MoD to hand over running of bases to private sector

    The Ministry of Defence is expected to appoint a private sector partner to manage its entire military estate – from...

  17. January 14, 2014

    Capita regains congestion charge contract

    Capita, the company once loathed by motorists for implementing London’s congestion charge, has snatched back the contract it...

  18. January 10, 2014

    Private jails in dock over delivery of public service

    When private security contractor G4S opened Oakwood jail nearly two years ago, it said the facility would soon be seen as...

  19. January 10, 2014

    NAO criticises G4S and Serco on accommodation for asylum seekers

    Scandal-hit security companies G4S and Serco are facing new criticisms from the public spending watchdog that they have...

  20. January 7, 2014

    G4S accused of Oakwood prison riot cover-up

    G4S has been accused of covering up the true scale of a prison disturbance that has cast doubt on its attempts to turn round...

  21. January 6, 2014

    Outsourcers foster growing role in social care for children

    When public services are outsourced to private companies, it is rarely the case that the most economical solution is widely...

  22. December 27, 2013

    Labour considers ban on troubled contractors Serco and G4S

    Labour is considering whether to ban scandal-hit outsourcing contractors such as Serco and G4S from winning further...

  23. December 19, 2013

    Government contractors seem to be out of control

    The outsourcers are out of order. G4S is being referred to the Serious Fraud Office by the Ministry of Justice for a second...

  24. December 19, 2013

    G4S faces second Serious Fraud Office investigation

    G4S was referred to the Serious Fraud Office for a second time in six months on Thursday, underscoring the extent of...

  25. December 19, 2013

    UK outsourcing group Serco warns on cost of contract review

    Serco says a government review into its contracts is costing the UK outsourcing group more than expected ahead of an...

  26. December 13, 2013

    Serco writes off £17m on healthcare contracts

    Serco is taking a £17m hit on three lossmaking healthcare contracts and quitting a much-criticised deal to provide...

  27. December 6, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Micro Focus (MCRO) Even with bolt-on deals, growth isn’t likely to be stellar and a forward price/earnings ratio of...

  28. November 22, 2013

    Serco misses out as Chris Grayling shelves Yorkshire prisons deal

    Government plans to contract out three South Yorkshire prisons to Serco have been shelved following a fraud investigation...

  29. November 20, 2013

    Ministers move to limit fallout from Serco/G4S debacle

    Senior ministers have stepped in to ensure that investigations into Serco and G4S are not too “punitive” amid concerns that...

  30. November 19, 2013

    Saying ‘sorry’ may not be enough to calm G4S critics

    G4S is vying for the Britney Spears “Oops, I did it again” award. Its inaptly named care and justice division, it now...

  31. November 19, 2013

    G4S offers to repay £24m for botched tagging contract

    G4S, the embattled security company, has offered to repay £24m after admitting it repeatedly overcharged taxpayers for the...

  32. November 18, 2013

    CBI chief warns against demonisation of outsourcing groups

    Demonisation of outsourcing groups such as G4S and Serco threatens to undermine a “great British export success”,...

  33. November 18, 2013

    Capita chief outsources himself after 26 years

    Paul Pindar, chief executive of Capita, announced his resignation after 26 years at the outsourcing company he has nurtured...

  34. November 18, 2013

    Capita: strike three

    UK outsourcing is not the place to invest if you like the quiet life. Not only have the three largest listed companies...

  35. November 18, 2013

    Veteran chief Pindar steps down at Capita

    Paul Pindar, the chief executive of Capita, is to step down early next year after 26 years at the company, leaving Britain’s...

  36. November 14, 2013

    G4S: the inside story

    On an overcast Friday evening on a rundown suburban street in Boston, Lincolnshire, a part-time plumber and a retired...

  37. November 12, 2013

    Watchdog warns on transparency over outsourcing deals

    Ministers have been warned of a lack of transparency surrounding billions of pounds of contracts to groups such as G4S and...

  38. November 10, 2013

    Serco difficulties spark prospect of profit warning

    Serco is set to reveal the cost of corporate embarrassments this week, with analysts forecasting that its problems with...

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