HMRC chairman makes shock resignation

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Paul Gray, the chairman of HM Revenue and Customs, has tendered his
resignation in a move that will shock Whitehall and the tax profession,
Accountancy Age understands.

An HMRC spokesman said the organisation had nothing to add to the reports and
would be making a statement later this afternoon.

Gray, a very popular figure with advisers, only took on the chairmanship in
February this year. He took over from Sir David Varney and was seen by the
profession as a key figure in improving relations between the taxman and

The BBC reports that the resignation is a result of major operational
problems at HMRC.

Alistair Darling, the chancellor, is expected to make a statement a 3.30pm.

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