Thursday, 4 October 2012

A word to the wise...

A number of colleagues at the Department for Transport have been suspended.

This is part of an on-going independent review into the lessons to be learned from the Department’s handling of the InterCity West Coast franchise competition.

This review is being overseen by Centrica chief executive Sam Laidlaw and former PricewaterhouseCoopers strategy chairman Ed Smith, both DfT non-executive directors.

According to the DfT the review aims to deliver an initial report by the end of October.

Whilst a number of names are circulating within the industry relating to recent events, as far as Eye is aware, nobody has been accused of anything and nobody has been found guilty of anything.

It is, therefore, entirely possible that those currently suspended may return to their duties with their reputations fully intact. 

With this in mind the Fact Compiler respectfully suggests to all industry colleagues that perhaps we should be hesitant before mentioning names in connection with recent events?

Excluding the Permanent Secretary and Ministers of course, who do carry the can...

That is all.