Greensill: Eric Pickles says system overseeing post-Government jobs needs ‘immediate address’


ric Pickles has said the system of overseeing jobs for ministers and top civil servants when they leave government needs “immediate address”, amid the Greensill lobbying row.

Lord Pickles, a former Tory cabinet minsiter, heads the watchdog that advises politicians and top civil servants when they take up jobs in the private sector after they leave government.

He said said the Bill Crothers case – a top civil servant who joined Greensill Capital as an adviser while still working for the government – “highlights a number of anomalies”.

Lord Pickles said: “I think it also highlights a number of anomalies within the system that require I think immediate address, which I presume to go through, if you wish.”

The Tory peer was speaking as the chair of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC).


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