Is it ever morally acceptable for senior civil servants to take advantage of an apparent tax loophole, asks Alastair Kendrick, who was involved with the recent Newsnight investigation

In the last few weeks, several cases have come to light causing the tax status of contractors to come into question.

Firstly, there was the BBC Newsnight investigation into the financial dealings of the chief executive of the Student Loans Company, Ed Lester.

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