Why is the Department of Health and Social Care promoting tax abuse?

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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?