His application letter criticises Brown for not replacing David Clementi when he retired at the end of August and urging a public advertisement for the £200,000 post, offering: ‘At a pinch I could help you out.’
He said there were plenty of other well-qualified candidates and denounced reliance on the ‘old boy network’ for a replacement.
Clementi stepped down as deputy governor last week, leaving the Bank of England without any qualified accountants. He is to become non-executive chairman at life assurer Prudential.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements