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Lobbying ‘warning’ for Whitehall after Philip Hammond case

Civil servants are being ordered to be wary of lobbying attempts by former ministers in the wake of Lord Hammond's approach to the Treasury on behalf of a paying client. A letter being drafted by Cabinet Office mandarins will warn officials across Whitehall to be "conscious of the restrictions" that are meant to bind senior government figures after they leave their posts.
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Former chancellor Philip Hammond receives rebuke from lobbying watchdog

A watchdog has rebuked former chancellor Philip Hammond for using his government connections to assist a bank he now advises. Lord Pickles, who chairs the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba), said it was an “unwise step” for the Conservative politician to contact a senior Treasury official about a project developed by OakNorth.
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Philip Hammond under investigation over seeking access for bank

The lobbying watchdog has launched an investigation into Lord Hammond of Runnymede, the former chancellor, after it emerged that he wrote to a Treasury mandarin about a bank he was paid to advise. The Tory peer sent an email to Charles Roxburgh, the second most senior official at the Treasury,...
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Philip Hammond urges Boris Johnson to tell ‘difficult truths’ before Budget

Tory former chancellor Philip Hammond has urged the Prime Minister to tell the public “some difficult home truths” ahead of next week’s Budget. The ex-occupant of Number 11, who was a close ally of Theresa May, also said the Government should ditch “very extravagant” promises from its manifesto. His intervention...
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