HMRC 2nd perm sec role rejigged

HMRC has changed the role of its second permanent secretary in an attempt to eliminate the problems that dogged the tenure of departing incumbent Dave Hartnett.

By Civil Service World

07 Mar 2012

The new ‘assurance commissioner’ will be responsible for overseeing all large settlements – including cases above £100m, which will also be seen by two other tax commissioners.

Other changes introduced include an enhanced role for the Audit and Risk Committee and a new governance code for tax disputes.
The changes are in response to a 2011 Public Accounts Committee report, which accused HMRC of being too lenient on large companies with outstanding tax liabilities.

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