Tony Pidgley’s housebuilder has its AGM this week. But whatever the news there, he’s already done well

If you are a politician who accepts the odd small token of esteem from top businesspeople, you have to admit to it. For example, Boris Johnson once received a glass paperweight and an engraved trowel worth £500 from the housebuilder Tony Pidgley, so there’s a record of the London mayor being presented with these objets (if not what he did with them).

Frustratingly, however, there’s no central record of the gifts doled out by politicians to businessmen, although one such offering to Pidgley’s trade will be in evidence this week.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS