Office for Tax Simplification: Directors

HM Treasury written question – answered on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what remuneration is provider to the Chair of the Office for Tax Simplification.

Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on whether the appointment of the chair of the Office of Tax Simplification should be subject to a pre-appointment hearing by the Treasury Select Committee.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Angela Knight has been appointed as Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification, and will be paid £400 a day, in line with other public appointments.

In 2011, the Treasury Select Committee held a post-appointment hearing for the Chair and Tax Director of the Office of Tax Simplification, and has done so for appointments to other bodies. Angela Knight is appearing before the committee, in her role as the new Chair, on 12 January.

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