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  1. March 20, 2012

    IT and finance sit ever closer side by side

    Corporate finance and IT departments have become ever more closely intertwined. Chief financial officers (CFOs) need IT...

  2. October 24, 2009

    Mass of companies claims tax refund

    Hundreds of companies lodged claims this week against Revenue & Customs in the hope of increasing the tax refunds they...

  1. October 23, 2009

    Mass of companies claims tax refund

    Hundreds of companies lodged claims this week against Revenue & Customs in the hope of increasing the tax refunds they...

  2. December 27, 2008

    Can I claim VAT refund after rate cut?

    I booked a holiday cottage and paid the entire balance in October before the reduction in the VAT rate to 15 per cent. I am...

  3. December 26, 2008

    Steve Lodge: Wealth Questions

    I booked a holiday cottage and paid the entire balance in October before the reduction in the VAT rate to 15 per cent. I am...

  4. November 17, 2008

    UK presses Israel on West Bank goods

    David Miliband, the foreign secretary, arrived in Israel yesterday amid rising tensions between the British and Israeli...

  5. January 18, 2007

    Compass paid £1.6m to former chief amid investor concern

    Compass said it paid £1.6m in severance pay to a former director who resigned in 2005 as well as £1.6m to its former chief...

  6. April 11, 2006

    Compass rediscovers direction but future still unclear

    Compass has not served up a solid piece of good news since 2004. So when the caterer this weekend announced the sale of...

  7. March 29, 2006

    Rival claims caterer bribed its way to commercial success

    When Compass first started to bid for contracts at the United Nations in 2000 it had little experience of the provision of...

  8. March 25, 2006

    New helmsman may set Compass back on course

    Investors' long wait is finally rewarded Inevitably, it takes longer to fill top jobs at troubled companies than it does to...

  9. March 24, 2006

    Lombard: New helmsman may help Compass

    Investors’ long wait is finally rewarded Inevitably, it takes longer to fill top jobs at troubled companies than it does to...

  10. March 24, 2006

    Compass nominates Cousins as chief

    Compass, the catering company accused of corruption, on Friday named Richard Cousins, former head of plasterboard maker BPB,...

  11. February 11, 2006

    Unsteady as she goes

    Mike Bailey, chief executive of Compass, told yesterday's annual meeting the caterer was "steady as she goes". The purpose...

  12. February 11, 2006

    Shareholders vent angerat Compass

    Compass's board yesterday faced a grilling at the caterer's annual meetingas angry shareholders demanded answers over...

  13. February 10, 2006

    Charles Pretzlik: Compass board serves cold comfort

    February 10: Qinetiq shares were priced at 200p today, just below the 205p which marked the top of the range it had...

  14. February 8, 2006

    DEFINING DATES

    Sept 2004 issues profit warning. Mar 2005 second profit warning blames falling margins from military catering. May 2005 Sir...

  15. January 9, 2006

    The Sunday Telegraph

    The Sunday Telegraph *Labour's first Tory-style privatisation is expected to begin this week when the government gives the...

  16. January 9, 2006

    Compass defends £2.6m for directors' pensions

    Compass yesterday defended pension enhancements of more than £1m each for its two most senior directors, saying the...

  17. January 8, 2006

    Sunday newspaper review: Qinetiq set for float

    The Sunday Telegraph ■Labour’s first Tory-style privatisation is expected to begin this week when the government gives the...

  18. January 6, 2006

    Eyes on Compass as curtain rises on dramatic year

    The support services sector has had its fair share of drama this year and the stage is set for an evenbetter second act in...

  19. January 6, 2006

    Panmure retracts bugging claim

    Panmure Gordon, the stockbroker, yesterday apologised to Compass for alleging in a November research note that some of the...

  20. January 4, 2006

    BPB chief in frame for Compass job

    Richard Cousins, who as chief executive of BPB unsuccessfully fought off a takeover by Saint-Gobain, the French building...

  21. November 29, 2005

    Compass hit by New York court subpoena

    Compass, the UK contract caterer embroiled in investigations into corrupt buying practices at the United Nations, has been...

  22. November 28, 2005

    Pressure on to speed the departure of 'tough, gruff' Compass chief

    Mike Bailey is said to be a very good cook but Compass investors have been grumbling about the fare put in front of them...

  23. November 26, 2005

    Contract caterer's problems prove tough to digest

    Compass has changed its menu recently and foodies may be interested to know that among the contract caterer's new dishes...

  24. November 24, 2005

    Compass

    At first glance it looks like a scene from the Keystone Cops: first comes the suspect, pursued by an assorted bunch of...

  25. November 19, 2005

    Korn Ferry helps find new Compass chief

    Compass, the contract caterer embroiled in investigations into controversial buying practices at the United Nations, has...

  26. November 5, 2005

    THE WEEK

    Investment bankers will no doubt be rubbing their hands with glee after a week that has seen a frenzy of merger and...

  27. October 27, 2005

    Compass orders accounts review

    Compass, the catering group, has called in an independent auditor to review the accounts of a subsidiary embroiled in...

  28. October 26, 2005

    Compass shareholders call for speedier damage control

    Furious investors yesterday accused Compass, the contract caterer, of failing to act quickly enough to stem allegations of...

  29. October 3, 2005

    UK Companies Diary

    RETAILERS If you believe retail executives, all their customers carry the characteristics of a petulant child. It’s too hot,...

  30. October 1, 2005

    The Week

    RETAILERS If you believe retail executives, all their customers carry the characteristics of a petulant child. It's too...

  31. September 29, 2005

    Time to leave the top table

    Mike Bailey's departure from Compass will mark the end of an era for a man who has spent the past 40 years in the catering...

  32. September 29, 2005

    With no direction home: Compass

    A trading update from Compass Group is like stopping at one of the catering group's motorway concessions. You get fed, but...

  33. September 29, 2005

    Leadership changes should not be delayed

    Today's conundrum: how is Mike Bailey, chief executive of contract caterer Compass, like a Turkey Twizzler, the highly...

  34. September 28, 2005

    Compass chief executive goes as shares slide

    Compass chief executive Mike Bailey on Wednesday said he would quit the world's biggest catering group as it announced a...

  35. September 28, 2005

    Lombard: Turkey turned lame duck

    Leadership changes should not be delayed Today’s conundrum: how is Mike Bailey, chief executive of contract caterer Compass,...

  36. September 28, 2005

    Compass - contract caterer in crisis

    “If I were Sir Gerry Robinson, Compass would look much more interesting than Rentokil, there is much more to be done, these...

  37. September 28, 2005

    Lex: Compass

    A trading update from Compass Group is like stopping at one of the catering group's motorway concessions. You get fed, but...

  38. September 16, 2005

    Sir Roy will face restless investors as new chairman of Compass

    When Sir Roy Gardner takes up his chairmanship of Compass next year, he may not like the look of what the contract caterer...

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