Three wheels on my wagon...By Simon Sweetman
HMRC, we are told, is now to be run by a triumvirate (or possibly a troika, or if you insist on Anglo-Saxon, a threesome) consisting of Mike Clasper, the non-executive chair, Lesley Strathie, the Chief Executive, and Dave Hartnett as permanent secretary, tax.
A triumvirate is a sort of ménage a trios without the rude bits. So Mike knows about money, Lesley about people, and Dave about tax. Excellent. But the omens for tripartite government are not always good.
Let us remind ourselves.