Westminster watchdog chief ‘did not anticipate anything like Greensill’ – video


Eric Pickles, the head of the advisory committee on business appointments (Acoba), said he did not anticipate ‘anything like Greensill’ but had been warning of a scandal from lack of checks on civil servants holding roles outside the government.

Acoba revealed that Bill Crothers, the government’s former chief procurement officer, worked as a part-time adviser at Greensill while still a civil servant.

Pickles said it was not unusual for civil servants to have second jobs, but ‘certainly not at this level’



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