Tax credits chief becomes acting chairman of HMRC

Paul Gray has been appointed acting chairman of HM Revenue & Customs.

Staff at the UK tax authority were told the news this morning, and it is
understood that he will take on the role in a temporary capacity from September

Gray, Sir David’s deputy, is the favourite to take on the role more
permanently, having had experience across Whitehall. He is also the official
with special responsiblity for the troubled tax credits system.

The chairman post is shortly to be vacated by Sir David Varney, who is taking
on an advisory brief at the Treasury.

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