The government is expected to announce an investigation into David Cameron's efforts to lobby ministers on behalf of finance firm Greensill Capital.
The former prime minister has been criticised for contacting ministers via text on behalf of the company, which collapsed in March.
The probe is likely to be independent, carried out on behalf of the Cabinet Office, the BBC understands.
Mr Cameron has said he has not broken any codes of conduct or lobbying rules.
The article I link to below tells you simply what as happened but the para I post below from it basically tells you the point of all this.
Why does any of this matter?
The relationship between those at the top of government and big business has never been under more scrutiny, following questions over the way Covid contracts were awarded.
Critics argue that it is too easy for ministers and top civil servants to use their insider knowledge of Westminster to enrich themselves when they leave government. The danger is that decision-makers could have one eye on their next pay day, rather than the best interests of the country.
In 2010, Mr Cameron warned that the "the far-too-cosy relationship between politics and money" was "the next big scandal waiting to happen".
There is also a question of access. Who gets time with ministers to push their cause?
There are thousands of lobbyists - from trade unions to environmental groups to multinational companies - why do some people appear to get favoured treatment?
I've always been one for openess and honesty and whilst I expect Cameron, the award of Covid contracts, and other implied nefarious political actions suggested by others of the government will in large be found to be within the current rules, they have been clearly pushed to their limits and have now brought about a widespread feeling from the public that the government is corrupt.
It's a very dangerous path we tread if we continue down this road and clearly trust needs to be quickly restored in those that we elect to govern us.
As I say I doubt many if any 'core' rules have been broken - things like not reporting contract awards within set deadlines during a worldwide pandemic is understandable to me even if they have led to a failure in 'law' - but tighter rules need to come out of the inquiry in order that such 'pushing the envelope' activities that seem to have been happening with the likes of Cameron are in future prevented.
I look forward to see what will eventually result from the inquiry.
Anybody have any thoughts on this?