About Alex Daniel

City A.M’s industry and manufacturing correspondent. You can follow me on @alexmdaniel, or email: alex.daniel@cityam.com

September 2019 articles

Outsourcing failures have ‘undermined public trust’ in policy
Outsourcing failures have ‘undermined public trust’ in policy
The government’s repeated failure to outsource public services effectively has “caused harm and waste,” stoking calls from Labour to nationalise [...]
September 15, 2019
Protesters throw petrol bombs as Hong Kong violence persists
Protesters throw petrol bombs as Hong Kong violence persists
Anti-government protests in Hong Kong showed no signs of letting up today, as police fired water cannons and tear gas [...]
September 15, 2019
Thomas Cook ‘scrambles to seal rescue deal’ amid concerns over bondholders
Thomas Cook ‘scrambles to seal rescue deal’ amid concerns over bondholders
Troubled travel company Thomas Cook is said to be looking to delay a pivotal bondholders’ meeting on Wednesday to give [...]
September 15, 2019
Engineering specialist Ricardo suffers amid global car industry downturn
Engineering specialist Ricardo suffers amid global car industry downturn
Engineering consultancy Ricardo’s shares fell seven per cent today after it reported that its automotive business struggled last year. The [...]
September 12, 2019
Mitie to continue managing Lloyds Bank facilities until 2024
Mitie to continue managing Lloyds Bank facilities until 2024
Outsourcer Mitie has been tasked with managing Lloyds Banking Group branches across the country for the next five years, in [...]
September 12, 2019
Sadiq Khan under fire for calling Shaun Bailey ‘frit’ in heated City Hall exchange
Sadiq Khan under fire for calling Shaun Bailey ‘frit’ in heated City Hall exchange
Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey have traded fresh blows at City Hall this morning, with the mayor calling his Conservative [...]
September 12, 2019
Oil prices: Opec faces ‘daunting’ global surplus with prices to nosedive in 2020
Oil prices: Opec faces ‘daunting’ global surplus with prices to nosedive in 2020
The International Energy Agency has ramped up the pressure on oil-rich countries to cut production, after it warned international organisation [...]
September 12, 2019
Capita hikes pay for 6,000 employees to real living wage
Capita hikes pay for 6,000 employees to real living wage
Outsourcer Capita will give a pay rise to 6,000 people next year, ranging from administrative staff to call centre workers, [...]
September 12, 2019
Serco extends controversial Australian migrant detention centre contract
Serco extends controversial Australian migrant detention centre contract
Outsourcer Serco will continue running Australian immigration detention centres for the next two years, after the country’s government extended the [...]
September 11, 2019
Former Stobart chair Iain Ferguson takes charge at house builder Crest Nicholson
Former Stobart chair Iain Ferguson takes charge at house builder Crest Nicholson
Crest Nicholson has installed former Stobart chair Iain Ferguson as its non-executive chairman, as the house builder completes its refurbishment [...]
September 11, 2019