Senior civil servant denies using 'clever tactics' to push through FTs

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A civil servant responsible for the foundation trust pipeline has denied he was under political pressure from Number 10 to push through unsuitable trusts but admitted he was trying to get trusts to Monitor “as soon as possible”.

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