The expenses of MPs and their use of allowances to maintain more than one property is well known, I was until today though unaware that a number of top brass civil servant also get benefit-in-kind second home allowances from the public purse too.
David Nicholson for example, received in 2007-08, a £37,600 second home allowance. Meanwhile Dr Bill Kirkup, Director-General, Clinical Programmes at the Department of Health received £25,800 for his London pad.
Meanwhile,. Chan Wheeler, the American and former Commercial Director at the Department of Health received a relocation package of £41,900 and a second home allowance of £90,600.
How many more top brass civil servants are receiving these sort of benefits in kind from the departments they work for I wonder?