The taxman’s IT chief Steve Lamey has been promoted to chief operating
Lamey, who joined the department in 2004, has driven significant change at HM
Revenue & Customs.
He has worked to bring together both the Inland Revenue and Customs &
Excise technology platforms, which included negotiating new deals with its IT
Online self assessment filing has gone through the roof in recent years and
proved to be a reliable system.
However, there is much work still to be done for Lamey’s replacement, Deepak
The department has ambitious targets set under the Carter Review for all
major tax filing to be undertaken online within the next five years, and IT
problems still occur across HMRC, including recent issues with PAYE and tax
Singh joined HMRC in 2006 from T-Mobile, where he served as a vice-president.
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