Office of Tax Simplification: Secondment

HM Treasury written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many secondments there have been from (a) the Office of Tax Simplification to placements outside of Government and (b) from outside Government to the Office of Tax Simplification since July 2012.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 11 July 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is an independent Office of the Treasury established on a permanent, statutory basis through the Finance Act 2016. Its objective is to provide independent advice to the Chancellor on simplifying the tax system. In the course of the OTS meeting this objective there have been no secondments from the OTS outside Government and nine ten secondments from outside Government to the OTS since 2012. All of these secondments were on a part-time basis. This includes one part-time secondment in the current financial year (2017-18).

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Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is an independent Office of the Treasury established on a permanent, statutory basis through the Finance Act 2016. Its objective is to provide independent advice to the Chancellor on simplifying the tax system. In the course of the OTS meeting this objective there have been no secondments from the OTS outside Government and nine ten secondments from outside Government to the OTS since 2012. All of these secondments were on a part-time basis. This includes one part-time secondment in the current financial year (2017-18).

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