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PM's 'family champion' Emma Harrison steps down from role

Entrepreneur Emma Harrison has stepped down as the government's "family champion" amid a police probe into irregularities at her company A4e.

As part of its work, A4e handles millions of pounds worth of government contracts for welfare-to-work schemes.

Her decision came after four ex-members of staff of A4e were arrested on suspicion of fraud at the company.

In a statement, Ms Harrison said she did not want the probe to distract from the government's attempts to help unemployed people.

Vicki Young reports.

  • 23 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK
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