HMRC IT boss Lamey promoted to chief operating officer

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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.

Further reading:

Steve Lamey profile: Custom

‘Human error’ blamed for PAYE

CIoT wants simplification of self
assessment regime

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