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Posts Tagged ‘false economy’

Weekly News Round-Up: Civil servants, council tenants and the care system

Top civil servant Jeremy Heywood met Cuadrilla chief straight after Sussex fracking announcement

Britain’s most senior civil servant travelled hundreds of miles to attend a dinner with the Chief Executive of the fracking company Cuadrilla – just a day after …

Justice ministry under pressure to curb attacks on family court judges

Justice ministry under pressure to curb attacks on family court judges

Judges dealing with sensitive issues – including child custody – in the family courts have had hate mail sent to their homes, been physically attacked and been victims of …

The Day in FoIA: The UK military’s revolving doors and local councils braced for non-payment of tax

MoD staff and thousands of military officers join arms firms

Senior military officers and Ministry of Defence officials have taken up more than 3,500 jobs in arms companies over the past 16 years, according to figures that reveal the extent …

Local council staff paid through limited companies to avoid taxes

Council staff are being paid through limited companies in arrangements described as “tax avoidance” , The Daily Telegraph reports. A Freedom of Information request by the BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme revealed that nearly 100 highly paid positions …