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Inquiry into civil service tax affairs after Newsnight revelations

An inquiry has been ordered into the tax affairs of top civil servants, following revelations on BBC Newsnight about tax avoidance.

It found that the chief executive of the Student Loans Company, Ed Lester, was paid through his private company, which meant he could avoid normal tax deductions.

James Landale reports.

  • 02 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK