Mark Carney: deputy should not have had to quit over ‘honest mistake’

Bank of England governor defends handling of controversy over Charlotte Hogg’s failure to comply with code of conduct she had drawn up

The governor of the Bank of England has defended his handling of the controversy surrounding his deputy Charlotte Hogg and said she shouldn’t have had to resign for an honest mistake in failing to disclose that her brother worked at Barclays.

In a speech at Threadneedle Street, Mark Carney said he had spoken to the top bosses of the major banks last week to tell them they should not feel under pressure to fire staff for making similar errors.

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