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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Gill Aitken To Leave HMRC

Gill Aitken, HMRC’s General Counsel and Solicitor, is to leave HMRC on 30 June, to take up a new role as Registrar at the University of Oxford.

As per HMRC:
A recruitment exercise will begin in due course, and interim arrangements for the leadership of the Solicitors Office and Legal Services team will be confirmed shortly.
Gill said:
Law really shapes and changes lives and I have been fortunate in having a civil service career so close to the buzz of politics. I have been able to influence and support decisions which affect our lives and society.
HMRC Chief Executive Jon Thompson said:
I’m hugely grateful to Gill for her contribution to HMRC. She has led a very successful litigation team that has protected billions in revenue and has played a vital role in shaping complex tax legislation. She has helped to shape our departmental strategy and I’ll really miss her wise counsel.

In 2013 I noted:
"HMRC have appointed a new general counsel to replace the retiring Anthony Inglese. Gill Aitken from the Department of Work & Pensions’ (DWP) where she is director general of legal services, will take up the role at the end of January 2014.

As an aside, in 2010 she topped the DWP bonus league by earning a £10K bonus on top of her £125K salary

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Having seen the work of HMRC's Solicitor's Office in recent years...

  2. Jumping ship before the real lawsuits start to happen. Smart.

  3. There's a good book on the subject of revolving doors. It's called The Establishment by Owen Jones.