NHS bosses: subject to tax avoidance inquiry
The tax avoidance scandal that shook up Whitehall is soon to spread to the NHS. As reported earlier following the exposure of Ed Lester, the former head of the Students Loan Company, for channelling his salary through a personal service company to avoid paying national insurance and tax at source. The practicewas still going on in Whitehall two years after the event and 125 civil servants who quit have been reported to Revenue and Customs.
An inquiry has been ordered by Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, after Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury requested it.
Some two years ago a lesser inquiry – just into board members of NHS bodies…
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