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Doctors and brown envelopes

Alastair Taylor’s client was a market research company, which conducted interviews on behalf of large pharmaceutical companies. The interviewees were senior doctors and consultants, who were paid for their co-operation by several hundred pounds in cash placed in a brown envelope for each interview.

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Market Research and Brown Envelopes

dsassoon | | Permalink

It is not uncommon for a market research company to pay an honorarium as a cash payment, in a brown envelope.

I even know of someone who received one for undertaking a market research interview / focus group for, of all people ... THE INLAND REVENUE (HMRC) !!!