However, it appears that his orders have been ignored and that some bigwigs are still being paid by personal service companies.
The Telegraph reports that a chief executive and finance director employed by the Department of Transport are still being paid via personal services companies.
One of them is Michael Holden, chief executive of Directly Operated Rail, which runs the Government-owned East Coast rail franchise.The daily rate for his company, Coledale Consulting, is between £1,100 and £1,199 per day – with payments of more than £200,000 last year.
Another is David Walker, the finance director, who is being paid through his company Sibiu Ventures at a rate of £700 to £799 per day – with payments of more than £150,000 last year.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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