Intruder alert

News in Brief by PN staff

Back in the UK, a group called 'The Intruders' managed to gatecrash two high society events, first giving the former head of the government tax body HMRC a 'lifetime achievement award for services to corporate tax avoidance' on 27 September. Dave Hartnett was accused of being 'too cosy' with big business by parliament's public accounts committee.

The Intruders then managed to get into The Banker's 'Innovation in Investment Banking' awards ceremony on 4 October. They gave 'the Award for Innovation in Interest Rate Manipulation' to Barclays bank, which was fined £290m in June for manipulating inter-bank lending rates to increase profits.