Former boss of Carillion hits back at ‘misleading’ select committee repor…

Former Carillion boss Richard Howson has hit back at a report from MPs, calling it “misleading” and suggesting that late payment from the Government itself was partly to blame for the company’s collapse.

Mr Howson said the report, which was published last month following an inquiry by the pensions and business select committees, “had not considered all of the issues” to understand why Carillion went into liquidation in January.

The scathing report, which came after numerous tense evidence sessions with the company’s former directors, auditors and regulators earlier this year, had criticised Mr Howson in particular, calling him the figurehead for a business that “careered progressively out of…

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