The NHS has sacked 79 bureaucrats after a government probe into tax-dodging.
The Treasury have revealed today that the suspects who were employed in 2013 – 2014 could not prove they were “meeting their tax obligations”.
Also, the Ministry of Defence has been fined £1million and the Department for Health £470,000 for failing to follow Treasury’s advice on “off payroll” wages.
Many public sector employees and contractors ask for wages to be paid to so-called service companies that can help them avoid tax.
Treasury Secretary Dannny Alexander, who led the probe, said: “People cheating the tax system is no different than people cheating the benefits system. It’s plain wrong.”