BusinessPeople In BusinessKPMG hires former home secretary, Charles Clarke

KPMG hires former home secretary, Charles Clarke

His contract with the firm, which constitutes advising on public service reforms, is expected to run for a year

Labour’s Charles Clarke, whose career spanned the prominent roles of both
education secretary and home secretary, has been hired by KPMG.

Whitehall departments have criticised the move in the light of the fact that
the firm was paid £1.3m when Clarke headed the then Department for Education and
Skills.

His contract with the firm, which constitutes advising on public service
reforms, is expected to run for a year, the
Daily
Mail
reported.

Clarke is the latest Labour MP reported to have taken advantage of corporate
connections, after Tony Blair landed a lucrative position at JP Morgan and
Zurich Financial Services.

Ex-ministers David Blunkett and Patricia Hewitt are also understood to have
taken up high-paying private sector roles.

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