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Economics

Big Four foul-up again

The UK’s Big Four former accounting companies audit the finances of all the other FTSE companies.  They’re ISO-accredited and leaders in ISO certification and accreditation training.  They often get it badly wrong and sign off serious financial corruption.  This has … Continue reading

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ISO standards – the backlash

Nuclear safety guy, Martin Wakeman, summarises the backlash against malpractice using ISO standards in cartoons:

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Counterfeit gold problem grows

Gold bugs generally aren’t in a position to have to care about ISO accreditation or certification.  But Egon von Greyerz tells of something else to worry them, FAKE GOLD – SILVER EXPLOSION – END OF BULL MARKET March 23, 2018  … Continue reading

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Ignoring ‘best practice’: Why Irish software SMEs are rejecting CMMI and ISO 9000

Why are Irish software companies ditching ISO 9000?  Mainly cost.  Read the whole palaver: Ignoring ‘best practice’: Why Irish software SMEs are rejecting CMMI and ISO 9000 O’Connor, Rory and Coleman, Gerry (2009) Ignoring ‘best practice’: Why Irish software SMEs … Continue reading

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ISO – in the swamp

Oxebridge try to make ISO 9001 workable and would like to save it.  The ISO management standards are inadequate, a fraud and facilitate corruption.  We say, let them die. Oxebridge have a sense of humour that’s unusual in those having to deal with … Continue reading

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Kobe Steel – ISO 9001 certification of corruption

KOBELCO_JAPAN_2020 Kobe Steel.  You can download their recent ISO 9001 certificate here. UKAS.  IAF.  Lloyd’s Register LRQA.  It’s got all the jealously-protected logos. Yet the company has been falsifying quality data for its products for over a decade.  Kobe even … Continue reading

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Compliance audit fails again. And again…

Potential food safety breaches uncovered at UK’s largest supermarket chicken supplier in ITV News/Guardian investigation Investigations have alleged a major chicken processor has been guilty of numerous offences including repackaging out-of-date chicken and destroying traceability evidence. The company replies, “We … Continue reading

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The Great NHS Heist

The NHS is entering the final phase of it’s destruction. In it’s place will be an American style private insurance based system. Successive Governments over a number of decades have laid down the key steps for the deformation disguised as … Continue reading

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Failing to repay

As university educations become impossibly expensive for ordinary people, Gary North advises, “Here is a general rule. Any barrier to entry into any field that cannot be legally penetrated by means of a competitive examination is there for only one reason: … Continue reading

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DTI-UKAS memorandum of understanding

Have you ever wondered what the agreement looks like when a government department grants a body a national monopoly that protects it from competition ?  Click here to find out.

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