The Public Accounts Committee raised concerns over a number of high profile cases where chief executives were either paid amid a scandal or prevented from speaking out further.
- Former Morecambe Bay NHS Trust chief executive Tony Halsall was paid £225,000 when he stood down amid concerns over a string of baby deaths.
- Gary Walker, the head of Lincolnshire hospital, was gagged after he raised concerns about standards.
- £120,000 offered to buy the silence of an NHS whistle-blower in the case of the death of Baby P.
More top news
School fees, pricey private medical care and the fear of interest rate rises mean even those on £200,000 are feeling the pinch.
Overnight it will be cooler and fresher but most places will stay dry with a nippy start to Sunday.
X Factor contestant Raign seems to impress the Wembley audience with her own song even though Cheryl finds her "really annoying".