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A4e Emma Harrison vows to sue anyone who stands in A4e’s way

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According to a statement made by Mr and Mrs Harrison (featured in The Star), Emma plans to sue anyone she even dares to consider is making “false” statements. (I am not sure what it has to do with her husband Jim, but I can only assume that A4e had paid into one of his companies for using Thornbridge Hall – although its apparently personally owned?)

A snippet of the statement is as follows:-

We have never misused or redirected funds through our companies. Any transactions between our companies is 100 per cent legitimate and has a full audit trail.

We own personal properties personally, not through companies. We own business properties in businesses, not personally. The two are not to be confused.

Our personal finances, and the finances of the companies we own, are legal, above board, open and transparent and fully audited for legality.

To suggest or report otherwise is false and we will take the appropriate legal action if claims to the contrary are made.

Does a blog constitute reporting? (I assume its addressed at the press) OK, we are suggesting that there is something a little dodgy here. Using information out there in good faith that it is accurate notwithstanding the fact Emma Harrison hasn’t corrected such as being incorrect (therefore not in objection to such), I work it out as follows:-

  1. The Harrisons own Thornbridge Hall personally and not through a company – this is a personal asset (unless the property is divided up? This assumption is made from the above statement, they live there, must be a personal property? Wikipedia suggests so.)
  2. Payments to “two businesses and a pension fund” for renting a room etc. of a property not owned by either businesses (or does the businesses rent from Harrisons, and is let back out to A4e to drain cash?)
  3. Therefore A4e doesn’t have Thornbridge Hall as an asset, neither does the other businesses/pension funds involved? They are not able to receive income from rental of a property neither owns!
  4. Emma Harrison being a majority shareholder is neither here or there in regards to a business. As chairperson and director she has unlimited liability for this practice. This is why she stepped down – but under law makes no difference.

Money laundering?

This comes into money laundering territory. The Money Laundering Regulations come into play here, although for a technical definition the money used in this process has to be illegal monies. This doesn’t mean the MLR doesn’t impact to prevent such transactions becoming money laundering – i.e. same process but with legal money instead of illegal money. These days the law makes such activities very restrictive – as far as I am aware, for example, you can no longer set up a company with authorised share capital (of say £1 million) and only issuing less than that amount.

Of course, if said monies taken from A4e’s otherwise profits, were an result of fraud (and it has to be said its likely that is the case) then this is money laundering. Emma Harrison could be going to jail.

Tax Evasion?

Notwithstanding the fact that as a “personal” residence you would pay Council Tax. For business property you would pay Business Rates. It is probable that holding such meetings at Thornbridge Hall would constitute “business use” and the taxpayer was defrauded whilst no business rates were paid (assuming it doesn’t pay business rates).

Could also require planning permission to hold such meetings. You might not need planning permission if the use isn’t the main use for the property and infrequent, but probably need to pay Business Rates still!


Saint Emma (A4e Emma Harrison CBE) who founded, owns almost 90% and was a chair and director of a global medium-sized business, and entrepreneur Jim, cannot really claim they genuinely didn’t know what they were doing. Emma alone has two decades of business experience – I think Business Rates generally is a basic thing all business owners, even start ups , would know about!

So what was one moment, “Oh, I own the property I can rent it if I want.. and although our income is all from the taxpayer, its profits I have made” attitude (not a quote) gets a little bit sinister. Firstly, if they had to pay Business Rates and didn’t it could be classified as Tax Evasion, by not going forward to the Local Authority or Valuation Office, and secondly, if wide-spread systematic fraud is found or fraud that is more than a few one-offs (i.e. say over 6 months at one location) it becomes money laundering.

It could be jail and the CBE might be annulled. That is of course if Emma Harrison and/or the top management agreed to pay such monies for the property and know to a reasonable extent of the fraud. I guess a few of the minutes could be tampered with in the meanwhile, they seem to love doing this on a local basis.

I guess we will now be sued (unless Emma see this as “true”) – another charge, this time of perjury if she goes through with it. Of course, that is assuming she doesn’t use PHA media and actually uses a solicitor!!


Written by Universal Jobmatch

February 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

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  1. I would appreciate if anyone qualified in law etc. can confirm or deny that in prescribed circumstances as suggested above, whether it amounts to tax evasion and money laundering?

    Work Programme

    February 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

    • Now, that would be telling, guv’nor 🙂

      John Bird - The Big Issue

      February 28, 2012 at 11:03 am

  2. Emma sue me you big fat pig 🙂

    You cant…………

    your pushing your luck a bit emma, asking everyone to back off and not comment about you !!. Your a criminal emma, we would not be here if it wasnt for your sick, disgusting and criminal acts.

    Im not writing this for the fun of it, Emma… Get sued and get your brain looked at before you end up locked up in a mental asylum.

    Does she really belive she can sue 1000’s of people from an internet comment lol, Look anywhere on the internet and you will find much worse language, youtube , other blogs…… people dont get sued for an internet comment lol.

    If that was the case, 90% of internet users would be jailed. and 90& of the internet would be turned off. Sorry emma… You think you are god now ????? your not god, Your a criminal trying to cover up your traces.

    and this is all in my opinion by the way, Im not reporting this just commenting my opinion. and if it comes accross like im reporting then see it instead as if im thinking out loud.

    I cant wait for a4e, emma, Ingeus, seetec to all shut down – All this has created is sadness, hate, suicides, fraud and nobody has benifited, infact its been a waste of money .
    I will be protesting workfair too in a few days ( 3rd of march )

    why should sombody get so rich from so many peoples loss and sadness ?, How can we go back to slavery ?

    Malcolm Hunt

    February 28, 2012 at 11:30 am

    • Not true that nobody benefitted: I believe somebody is better off to the tune of £8.6 million, in one year. And where has all the rest of the money gone? I think it has been asserted that a visually impaired chap trousered £30k, again in one year.

      So, waste of money? Or ever such good value for the tax-payer? You decide!

      Al Literate

      February 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    • Malcolm, people (and the websites hosting them) can and do get sued over internet comments. But the vast majority of cases never get as far as court because the offending comments usually get taken down by a moderator and the damage done is usually very limited – libel cases against printed newspapers and magazines have much more mileage because of their more permanent nature.

      But in this case, I would agree with you that the threats against this blog are mostly bluff and bluster. As long as everyone sticks to the facts and fair comment, there won’t be much that Saint Emma or her friends can do.


      February 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  3. Well Emma,I have been with A4E since July and apart from writing CVs and spec letter sessions the only “training” I have received was an NVQ in employability,which despite my protests I was forced to do.Even the teacher said to me and my other very angry coerced colleagues on the course that we should not put it on our CV as it was useless to anybody who possessed any long term work experience.Whenever I ask about proper training / qualifications the reply is that there is no funding despite the obscene amount of money your company has made and what your company is getting for each unemployed person through your door.Grayling and your claims that you offer tailored assistance for each jobseeker is nothing more than a complete lie and your company and igneous and seetec are nothing more than profiteers.Good luck in your attempt to sue the thousands of people who have had exactly the same true experience with your company.


    February 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    • I am with Rehab/Jobfit,as a “client” same story as A4E except the Idiot in charge sent an E-mail when asked about training and I quote”There is not and never will be any training,full stop” with the money we get up front there is barely any profit,well this I might understand, except they are subcontracting to the local council who provide staff,computers,buildings,utilities ect ect there is not 1 rep from Rehab/Jobfit…..creaming or what?

      mark carreau

      March 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

      • ‘Training’ I wonder when that had got dropped.

        I have never ever seen any real training on any of these ‘courses’.

        Andrew Coates

        March 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

  4. Keep in mind that Thornbridge Hall may be classed as partly domestic dwelling and partly business premises. People who work from home for example, may have part of their home taxed at the business rate. I would guess that a company has been set up to own the business part. I have to say the amount paid to rent the premises looks very steep, in which case it’s hard not to see it as a way to channel money out of the company and into the pocket of whoever owns the company which owns the business part of Thornbridge Hall. It looks like a scam. Is it legal? I’ve no idea I’m not a lawyer, but presumably the Revenue are OK with it – then again they were OK with Barclays £500 million tax dodge


    February 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    • I don’t want to hi-jack this thread, but…

      £500 million? That’s nearly a tenner per head of the U.K. population! Including babies & children, the elderly & retired and the terminally ill. We’d all benefit from the hospitals and schools (and doctors/nurses and teachers), this would fund. And whose money is it? Yes, correct – ours, us taxpayers.

      …and back on-thread: hasn’t Emma (and A4e) snorted a similar sum from us as her (their) Sole Income, over the years?

      Al Literate

      February 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

  5. i just left her a message on Facebook


    super ted

    February 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    • Didn’t see your message but a few seconds scrolling down the page has left me feeling very queasy!
      Has this woman no shame?
      Does her modesty know no bounds?
      Has she not got the sense to just shut up and back off for a while?
      How on earth did she come to have so much power over so many people?


      February 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

  6. she wont have much power for long, it will be taken away from her with the money / vouchers she has stolen. 3 a4e employees are still in on police bail, she should be on bail but wormed her way out. The truth will come out soon.

    I too was sickened by those comments and those ‘staged photos’ especially the one that has a tv in the backround saying ‘helping people’ ……. What a load of bloody shit. shes helped herself and given others misery. Time for a taste of her own medicine – she needs to serve jail time as she has learnt no lessons and seems to slime out of trouble when its her that started it.


    February 29, 2012 at 9:02 am

  7. Didn’t see your message but a few seconds scrolling down the page has left me feeling very queasy

    looks like she deleted my message and i still have no letter to sue me for my effort.

    i feel left out not being sued 😦

    super ted

    February 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

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  9. […] PR agency not solicitor, trying to censorship the internet and silence people it sees as a threat. Emma Harrison CBE threatening to sue everyone who stands in A4e’s way. Paying money into 2 companies and a pension fund for hiring out her home for meetings – which […]

  10. […] on February 26, 2012 by admin“. This is just very sloppy. The reasons they ceased the payments for Thornbridge Hall is (like we reported) due to damage limitation. If, fraud is widespread… that money is […]

  11. Given evidence of widespread fraud at A4e (http://tinyurl.com/7w3ul76) was Emma Harrison inept or corrupt in not being aware of it whilst trousering £9m of taxpayers’ money for her presumably stellar managerial capabilities? Someone claiming to be in such control of a company as to be worth that amount needs to explain why they weren’t in such control as to permit illegal activities to go on for such a long time…


    March 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm

  12. emmas arsehole is bigger than her house imo,if she rented it
    out several homeless families could move in.

    .would she be
    able to claim tax payers money for letting the homeless live
    in her arsehole ?


    March 23, 2012 at 3:11 am

    • Thornbridge Brewery has been expanding (one of jim’s vanity hobbies) Although they claim this money comes from Jim’s personal fortune. Looked Jim up on the net and his career highlights seem to be being Emma’s Bi5ch,could they be hiding the ill gotten gains?

      mark carreau

      March 23, 2012 at 5:55 am

  13. It turns out a leaked internal audit at A4E from 2009 showed widespread fraud. The DWP claims not to have seen the report. A4E gets completely eviscerated in yesterdays Newsnight report, well worth watching.



    March 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

  14. I knew it would come to haunt her in the end. Emma sadly dear your twistedness has come back to get its revenge. It must be awful to have this many enemies. Her dillusional freinds if not intelligent to get out from her web, suffer the fate of neglect when shes bored or them – she’ll split them out eventually!!


    July 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    • interesting, my dear beloved dog was called Cariad, and we have huge connections to wales. Oh and unfortuately E. Harrison was my step sister. I never have contact with her anymore, and her brothers tried to sexually abuse me. thank god her father is no longer alive to see all this horror! Shes a machine, not a human, god knows how she was alllowed to adopt four children with a messed up background. I can’t imagine how she helps them, she’s terrible with people, and she made my life hell as a teenager and young adult. I knew she would get into trouble one day, she made my mother and my life hell for years, and im am still reliving it now. Although I have moved well away from South Yorkshire. She very twisted and yes like a web she draws people in who are obviously not confident enough to stand on their own two feet or realise thats shes manipulating them! enough said as I feel sick being reminded. katy le sage-Underwood

      katy le sage-Underwood

      July 18, 2013 at 10:40 am



    July 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

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