High-flier wanted for top job at reshaped Inland Revenue

chancellor, Gordon Brown, is looking to attract "a leading captain of
industry" to run the new, integrated Inland Revenue and Customs &

position, advertised on the Treasury website, said the head of the new
department will be a full-time executive chairman with the same rank as a Civil
Service permanent secretary. Pay for that grade ranges from £100,000 to
£250,000 a year.

chairman and chief executives at major companies earn more than £1m.

advert states the chairman will be "responsible for defining the vision
for the new department and making it a reality, developing a new business
strategy, while ensuring the continued operation of business as usual".

By Mike Berry

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