In line with the government's aims for "greater transparency", HMRC have published a list of their top 44 earners (in terms of base pay) in 2010.
Steve Lamey, director general of benefits and credits, is the highest earner on the list with a base pay of £205K.
The full list (on a rather awkward to read spreadsheet - you have to click on some of the cells to actually read the full name/job title) can be accessed via this link HMRC top pay.
Note, the list does not appear to take into account bonus payments, pension benefits etc. Additionally, certain job titles do not have a name by them; it is not clear as to whether this means that the post is vacant, or the person holding that post is "shy".
Tax does have to be taxing.
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