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Charlotte Hogg’s exit raises tough questions for Bank of England

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Charlotte Hogg’s original error was perhaps forgivable. It was astonishing that she could omit her brother’s job at Barclays in a form asking about personal relationships that could be perceived as creating conflicts of interest. It is jaw-dropping that she could have written the Bank of England’s code herself and yet failed to follow its precise instructions. But even senior people can make basic mistakes.

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Charlotte Hogg’s exit raises tough questions for Bank of England

Charlotte Hogg’s original error was perhaps forgivable. It was astonishing that she could omit her brother’s job at Barclays in a form asking about personal relationships that could be perceived as creating conflicts of interest. It is jaw-dropping that she could have written the Bank of England’s code herself and yet failed to follow its precise instructions. But even senior people can make basic mistakes.