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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Dearnley Quit HMRC For More Money


In August I wrote about the departure of Mark Dearnley (HMRC's chief digital and information officer):
"PAC must have had an inkling that he was about to abandon ship, as they asked HMRC at the time if was going to stay. HMRC responded that they were in negotiations with him!"
It seems that the reason he left was because the £185K per annum job in HMRC was not well paid enough.

Speaking at a Commons public accounts committee hearing lest week, Jon Thompson, chief executive of the UK tax body, was asked why Dearnley quit his role. He is quoted by The Register:
"We made Mr Dearnley a very attractive offer, which would have made him one of the highest-paid director generals in the civil service and significantly more than me in my role as chief executive.

But he decided to take another role. The market had spoken."
Asked if Dearnley's departure will have a negative impact, Thompson said it would not. He said HMRC has appointed Mike Potter as acting chief digital and information officer, who worked closely with Dearnley.

We shall see!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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1 comment:

  1. If Thompson is correct in saying Dearnley's departure will not have a negative impact, why were HMRC so willing to chuck money in his direction to retain him? Surely he was the only person for the job or HMRC were misusing public money by offering to put him on more than the CEO but it can't be both. More questions than answers as ever, but one things for sure, this want go down well with frontline staff who work hard and take abuse on a daily basis in return for pay freezes.

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