Former cabinet secretary: ‘content’ with SLC tax deal
Whitehall e-mail also shows Alexander was told Lester would be kept off payrollBy David Hencke | 9 February 2012 | 1 Related piece
We shall be working with the Treasury following the chief secretary’s announcement of a review into the issue
Cabinet Office spokesman
Proposals to allow the Student Loans Company’s chief executive to stay off its payroll were approved by the UK’s then cabinet secretary.
E-mails between Whitehall officials obtained by Exaro reveal why Sir Gus O’Donnell was “content” with what one internal memo described as the “tax efficient” arrangements.