Civil servants complain about crackdown on ‘off payroll’ work
We may never work in public sector again, warn officials alarmed by new Treasury rulesBy David Hencke | 17 August 2012
The ‘assurance guidance’ appears to be much firmer than many expected
George Anastasi, PCG adviser on policy and external relations
Civil servants are complaining that the crackdown on working ‘off payroll’ is proving much tougher than they expected.
Exaro has obtained a copy of draft “assurance guidance” being distributed throughout Whitehall that details the new rules, which sets out what counts as acceptable proof. And the toughness of the assurances required has unsettled many public officials.
A leaked letter written by Howard Orme, finance director at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, reveals that the Treasury has a working party to implement the crackdown.
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