G4S PLC



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  1. 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 it...

  2. 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 stock at...

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  1. 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 wins...

  2. 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 years,...

  3. 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 group...

  4. 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 been...

  5. July 17, 2014

    G4S sells Swedish alarm business for £37m

    G4S is selling its Swedish alarm business for £37m, as the security company battles to turn round its fortunes, which have...

  6. July 6, 2014

    UK outsourcing spend doubles to £88bn under coalition

    The amount spent on outsourcing services in the UK has doubled to £88bn since the coalition government came to power in...

  7. July 2, 2014

    UK job groups set for more than £30m in bonuses

    More than £30m in bonuses is due to be paid to companies delivering the government’s welfare-to-work programme, despite its...

  8. June 23, 2014

    Labour to take on outsourcing companies if it wins election

    Labour will mount an assault on big outsourcing companies if it wins the election, reducing their role in delivering the...

  9. June 5, 2014

    G4S to end Israeli jail contracts within three years

    G4S has confirmed that it will end all its Israeli prison contracts within the next three years after an annual general...

  10. June 2, 2014

    UK watchdog to probe G4S Israeli contract

    G4S, the global security company, came under further pressure on Monday when a UK government-funded watchdog agreed to...

  11. May 20, 2014

    G4S loses third UK chief executive in less than two years

    G4S, the world’s biggest security services group, has parted company with its third UK chief executive in less than two...

  12. May 15, 2014

    Welfare-to-work groups seek scale before next round of contracts

    Private sector suppliers of the government’s £5bn welfare-to-work programme are braced for a wave of consolidation as they...

  13. April 28, 2014

    G4S back in favour at Whitehall

    G4S, the company at the centre of the electronic tagging fiasco, has won a key role implementing the government’s...

  14. April 24, 2014

    ‘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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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....

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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