As the Guardian has noted, the Department of Health is looking for a new vice president of operations:
Let's ignore for a mom ent the pay rate.
Let's ignore too the American terminology (since when did was have VPs in the civil service?)
Let's instead note that this is off-payroll working through an umbrella company, with potential tax advantages attached.
Why is what?
And what message does this send out on tax abuse?
If the government plays at off-payroll working and casualisation in this way why should anyone else commit to their payroll and enforcing PAYE?
Are they really this stupid?
And if so, why?