Accountancy Age, Accountancy Age, Wednesday 13 October 2010 at 06:27:00

Key player behind HMRC's PAYE system received 50,000 a month to keep him in post an extra three months

HMRC's acting chief information officer saw his pay tripled to keep him in post until a permanent replacement could take his post.

The Daily Express reports that Deepak Singh was paid 50,000 a month to keep him on after he failed to secure appointment to the post. The pay was intended to keep him on for an extra three months. He was also paid 19,000 for employment counselling.

The pay details were revealed by HMRC's chief executive Dame Leslie Strathie during a hearing of the House of Commons public accounts committee.

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