Having made so much of being a transparent government it should have been a surprise when the Tories on the Commons Public Accounts Committee decided that the three whistle-blower’s evidence against A4e and Working Links, private companies working for the Department of Work and Pensions, should be heard in private, not public. Then again Cameron’s relationship with Emma Harrison, owner of A4e, did seem rather close in the past. (Why Cameron seems to be attracted to spiv-like personalities I’m not sure. There does seem to be growing list of people he really should have steered clear of.)
Anyway thanks to the Daily Telegraph we can see at least part of the evidence they didn’t want us to. The Telegraph does seem rather good at these exposures. Read the written evidence from Eddie Hutchinson, a very senior auditor for both companies, here.