BusinessCompany News3,000 RBS finance and IT contractor details leaked

3,000 RBS finance and IT contractor details leaked

Recruiter accidentally leaked details of 3,000 accounting and IT contractors

AN ACCIDENTAL email leak has revealed that RBS is using more than 3,000 accounting, finance and IT contractors.

An email containing the details of the 3,000 contractors was accidentally sent by an employee of recruiters Hays, reported The Times. Some of the contractors were being paid £2,000 daily rates. The email was sent to 800 staff at RBS.

The higher-than-normal amount of contractor usage was due to the bank winding down toxic loans and preparing non-core businesses for sale, according to reports.

Shadow treasury minister Chris Leslie said the consultants were not only expensive, but “clearly substitutes” for full-time employees.

RBS said it was extremely disappointed that the information had come from its supplier.

Hays said it took the leak very seriously, that it had apologised to RBS and that it had launched an internal investigation.

Related Articles

MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

Accounting Firms MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

3y Richard Crump, Writer
EY issues emphasis of matter note on Co-op Bank

Audit EY issues emphasis of matter note on Co-op Bank

3y Kevin Reed, Writer
KPMG warns of Co-op Bank’s going concern status

Audit KPMG warns of Co-op Bank’s going concern status

4y Richard Crump, Writer
Two major UK companies announce refinancing

Company News Two major UK companies announce refinancing

4y Kevin Reed, Writer
£4.6bn accounting charge for RBS after “chastening” 2012

Company News £4.6bn accounting charge for RBS after “chastening” 2012

5y Calum Fuller, Reporter
Colin: Mood swings

Company News Colin: Mood swings

5y Taking Stock
Businesses look for alternatives to bank funding

Company News Businesses look for alternatives to bank funding

5y Kevin Reed, Writer
HMV issues going concern warning over covenants risk

Company News HMV issues going concern warning over covenants risk

5y Kevin Reed, Writer