The Government responds to the Treasury Select Committee’s SME Finance Inquiry

The Government’s response demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the challenges that businesses face when resolving disputes with their finance providers. The APPG has held many debates, over numerous years, in which Members of Parliament have spoken about the gap that exists for constituents who want to have their cases heard in a forum that is independent, fair, accessible and affordable and where judgements are made by individuals with the knowledge and capability required to adjudicate complex business banking disputes. The current proposals on the table categorically do not fill this gap. The question is not, as the Government
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Westminster Hall Debate on the Griggs Review

On Tuesday 18th December 2018, the Co-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fair Business Banking, Kevin Hollinrake MP, will lead a Westminster Hall debate on the HBOS Reading customer case review, established by Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) and reviewed by Professor Russel Griggs. Commenting on the Review, Kevin Hollinrake MP said: “The design, methodology and process of the Review is an affront to any notion of natural justice as it denies the victims of the fraud a fair hearing and appropriate compensation for their loss.” LBG has taken the illogical position that every business involved in the fraud
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Lloyds Banking Group settle with HBOS whistleblower

Kevin Hollinrake MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking, said: “We are, of course, pleased that an agreement has been reached and that Lloyds have apologised for their treatment of Sally Masterton, who has been treated disgracefully by the bank. But this does now raise important questions that must be answered: Why did Lloyds deny that they had commissioned the report? Why did they set out to destroy Sally’s reputation and credibility? Why did they ignore the requests of Thames Valley Police officers who were investigating the HBOS fraud to have continued access to Ms Masterton
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Statement on the APPG's AGM - 02 November 2018

We are pleased to announce that following the APPG’s AGM on Wednesday 31 October 2018 the Group has re-elected all officers and now has two new Vice-Chairs, Stephen Kerr MP (Conservative) and Luke Graham MP (Conservative). The APPG’s Co-Chairs are Kevin Hollinrake MP (Conservative) and Norman Lamb MP (Liberal Democrats). Martin Whitfield MP (Labour), Dr Lisa Cameron MP (SNP), Sammy Wilson MP (DUP), the Ear of Lindsay (Conservative) and Lord Cromwell (Crossbench) remain as Vice-Chairs.   The minutes of the meeting can be read here. The APPG’s income/expenditure statement can be read here. The  APPG’s financial statement can be read
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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking and Finance will take place in Committee Room 19 (House of Commons) at 18:00 on 31 October 2018   Contact/RSVP:
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Support our work

As the APPG gains yet more traction, it is imperative that we are able to raise sponsorship to build on our already substantial progress. To that end, we are inviting donations to support our work. Please find below a link for donations, which can be ‘one off’ or on a monthly basis. We recommend a minimum donation of £250 per annum.

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