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Since the Westminster revolution seems to be underway, reports reveal how Whitehall departments sparked outrage from 2013, as it emerged they had been subsidising the taxes benefits such as cars, first-class rail travel and rent-free accommodation.
The effect of the deal was supposed to grow the value of officials’ pay packages by up to £30,000 a year at the cost of taxpayers.
Those who profited from the scheme included Sir David Nicholson, the former head of NHS England Sir Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary; and Phillippa Williamson, the former head of the Serious Fraud Office.
From the private sector, the employee, not the employer usually meets tax benefits’ expense.
Mr Bacon said: “Most taxpayers are surprised to find this sort of thing is tax-free.
“These are out there with what you would anticipate from the way people in the private sector are treated.
“Taxpayers are currently paying a lot for these people; I do not think that they are hoping to dig in their pocket to pay for the tax on the benefit too.”
“Some businesses also do this to get their chief executives, but this is certainly not common.”
Appreciated the use of a Toyota Prius that was chauffeur-driven as the most senior civil servant of Britain.
He used the car to travel in Clapham, south London between Westminster and also his townhome, and also for business.
According to Cabinet Office accounts, the vehicle, such as chauffeur, price taxpayers £172,100 in 2011 and 2012.
The figure included the tax invoice for the benefit, which might have been an estimated £49,243.
Sir Jeremy had a role from the austerity programme crossing throughout Whitehall and Westminster, which led to hundreds of thousands of public sector workers losing their jobs.
A spokesman for the Cabinet Office failed to say Sir Jeremy made use of the car but said that he shared it with the head of the Civil Service Sir Bob Kerslake and other officials.
She added: “We’re following established HMRC procedure, that has been set for many decades.”
HMRC also insisted that the structures were above board.
Cars are taxable and provided by an employer that are available for employee usage are a benefit in kind for the employee. These principles have been in place for 37 years.
“Employers may choose to cover the tax due on the benefit if any such payment will constitute another benefit.
“This is quite a frequent practice by employers and is a matter between employer and worker. HMRC makes sure each of the tax due is paid.”