Civil servant advised Greensill while working in Whitehall, says watchdog

Bill Crothers became a director of finance firm months after leaving civil service, records show

The scandal over Greensill Capital’s influence within government has deepened as it emerged one of Britain’s most senior civil servants began working as an adviser to the finance firm while still serving in Whitehall – with the approval of the Cabinet Office.

Downing Street and Cabinet Office sources were said to be “deeply concerned” at the revelation that official approval was given for Bill Crothers to begin advising Greensill in September 2015 while still employed in the civil service.

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