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Complainant Name:
Simon Allso

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday

Complaint:

Simon Allso complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article was inaccurate in claims it made about his business activities.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following corrections in the newspaper and on its website (the latter of which included a statement of regret over an inaccurate photo caption). The newspaper also agreed to remove the online version of the article under complaint from its web archive.

Print correction, published under the heading ‘Simon Allso' -

We would like to make clear that an article headlined ‘A disturbing lapse by the professionals' carried on July 25, 2010 was not seeking to suggest that Simon Allso's business activities caused previously healthy companies to go into liquidation. Mr Allso's work has been to advise companies that are already facing financial difficulties.

Mr Allso has also asked us to make clear that he has never had direct access to the bank accounts of companies he advises, and the fees he charges are not ‘management fees'. We are happy to set the record straight.

Online correction, published under the heading ‘Simon Allso' -

An article on July 25, 2010 was not seeking to suggest that Simon Allso's business activities caused previously healthy companies to go into liquidation. Mr Allso's work has been to advise companies that are already facing financial problems - some do not recover from their difficulties, others do. We regret in particular that a caption to a photograph accompanying the online version of the article may have given a misleading impression.

Mr Allso has also asked us to make clear that he has never had direct access to the bank accounts of companies he advises, and the fees he charges are not ‘management fees'. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 03/02/2011



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