My thanks to the loyal reader who sent me a copy (see above) of Leslie Strathie's letter to HMRC staff about the departure of Bernadette Kenny (Director General of Personal Tax).
Stephen Banyard (Director of Business Customer Unit) takes over today, temporarily.
Strathie says that Kenny's full time post will be filled by "a competition" (Pin the tail on the donkey? Musical chairs?). I suspect that her note was written in haste, and that the "a" was a mistake.
Still, you never know:)
In the meantime, it seems that, Kenny will stay on for a "couple of months" to "transform" the department.
If Kenny really had "resigned" why shift her to another role for 2 months, why not simply let her stay in her current role until the term of her notice period expires?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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