in the article is this:
'The firm's director Andrew Dunn, of Old Earswick, York, pleaded not guilty to his part in the company's failings.
The court heard prosecutors would offer no evidence against him if he made a £20,000 payment towards court costs before the wine bar's sentencing on 17 September.'
is this not the sort of thing that is criticised in some other countries?
"Don't think of them as problems, think of them as opportunities."
"OK, I think I've hit an insurmountable opportunity!"