New boss confirmed at HMRC

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It has been announced that Paul Gray has been appointed as executive chairman of HMRC.

Paul has been acting as chairman since David Varney reshuffled himself out of the role in September 2006. Before that he acted as deputy, and survived the merger of the Inland Revenue and Customs.

According to the announcement on the No.10 website on the 27 February, Paul joined HM Treasury in 1969 as an economist, spending two years as a corporate planner with Booker McConnell Ltd in the 1970s. There seems to be a bit of a gap in his press "cv" summary but between 1988 and 1990 he was economic affairs private secretary to the prime minister. It continues and we learn that in 1990 Paul returned to the Treasury working on monetary policy, serving as a member of the EU Monetary Committee. He then became head...

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02nd Mar 2007 14:26

So no change then
or, in the words of the Who "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss". Literally true in this case..

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By a.petch
05th Mar 2007 14:26

Continued Decline
It's good to see the treasury are determined to see the continued decline of the Revenue, by appointing one of their own, who oversaw the disintegration of the benefits system.

It would have been refreshing to see someone with a taxation background appointed to run the tax system.

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