Business tax head leaves HMRC

THE DIRECTOR general of business tax has left HM Revenue & Customs for a role in the Cabinet Office.

Melanie Dawes will take over as the head of the Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat (EDS) from next week.

Her acting replacement will be Mike Norgrove, who is currently director of excise, customs and stamp duties.

Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet secretary, said: “Melanie has made a huge contribution to the development of HMRC and its strategies and will play an active role as a senior leader within the department.”

Dawes joined HMRC in 2006, having worked in the Treasury. She said: “I have greatly enjoyed my five years at HMRC and now look forward to joining the Cabinet Office.”

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