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'Tax bill perk for civil servants'

Some of Britain's top civil servants are enjoying an effective pay boost of up to £30,000 a year by having part of their tax bills paid out of public funds, The Daily Telegraph has reported.

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Tory MP: Whitehall perks out of line with private sector

A senior Conservative MP has criticised the reported tax bill benefits enjoyed by senior civil servants in Whitehall.

Most taxpayers would be surprised to find that this sort of thing is tax-free. These are out of line with what one would expect from the way people in the private sector are treated

Taxpayers are already paying a lot for these people, I don't think they would be expecting to dig into their pocket to pay for the tax on the benefit as well.

– Richard Bacon, Tory member of the Commons Public Accounts Committee

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