HMRC chairman makes shock resignation
HMRC chairman Paul Gray to resign in move that will stun the profession
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.