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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Step aside Sir Philip - government appoints ANOTHER tax avoider to advise on cuts‏

The ConDem's new ‘cuts tsar’ Sir Philip Green made headlines over his tax affairs. But now in Adrian Beecroft, one of four City high fliers recruited by George Osborne earlier this month to act as key figures on the government’s ‘independent challenge group’."... we have a multimillionaire Sunday Times Rich List alumnus who ran a company that used offshore tax avoidance structures on his watch, now advising the government on how to cut public spending in a way that will almost certainly impact on frontline services and welfare for the poorest in society", reports the A Thousand Cuts blog http://athousandcuts.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/step-aside-sir-philip-%e2%80%93-government-appoints-another-tax-avoider-to-advise-on-cuts/