Are Michael Gove's advisers avoiding tax?

Sarah Coles
Michael Gove
Michael Gove

Kevin Brennan, the shadow schools minister, has written to Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, asking for clarification about the payment of his 'academy brokers'. It emerged yesterday that they were being paid as personal service companies rather than being employed by the government.

But why is this happening, and are taxpayers being ripped off?