It would seem that the questions over Stuart Cruickshank's sudden departure from HMRC (after only one year) won't die down.
The HMRC told The Times that:
"Stuart Cruickshank, the Revenue claims, was on a 'standard Civil Service fixed-term appointment contract' and was always expected to leave".
It would seem that someone was telling porkies, or at least allowing the impression to be given that the fixed term was only one year.
The truth is somewhat different, Cruickshank was on a 3 year contract, commencing on 18 December 2006.
Don't believe me?
Take a look at HMRC 2006–07 Accounts (page 21).
The accounts go on to say he and another Director General "have standard notice periods of three months from the employee and five weeks from the employer."
He quit after only one year.
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