Daily Archives: September 7, 2009

Jim Pickard

The new register of MPs’ interests* would always pose a dilemma: Are MPs spending too much time on their external directorships……or not enough?

The latest update to the Register of Interests shows some pretty hefty fees being paid. Michael Howard earned more than £6,000 in 12 hours from Northern Racing as the group’s chairman – equating to more than £500 an hour. Read more >>

Jim Pickard

We revealed a year ago that the Reuben brothers – two property tycoons who made their money in Russian aluminium – had given £186,000 to the Tories, mostly through obscure corporate entities.

Now they have given £5,000 to Liam Fox, the shadow defence secretary, according to the register of MPs’ interests. Read more >>