TaxCorporate TaxHMRC IT boss Lamey promoted to chief operating officer

HMRC IT boss Lamey promoted to chief operating officer

Steve Lamey moves up to COO after encouraging term as the taxman's IT chief, but there is plenty of work ahead for his replacement Deepak Singh

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The taxman’s IT chief Steve Lamey has been promoted to chief operating
officer.

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
providers.

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
Singh.

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
credits.

Singh joined HMRC in 2006 from T-Mobile, where he served as a vice-president.

Further reading:

Steve Lamey profile: Custom
Made

‘Human error’ blamed for PAYE
penalties

CIoT wants simplification of self
assessment regime

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