Webinar: Reflections on Taxation Policy and Collection to Support Covid Recovery with Beth Russell, HMT and Jim Harra, HMRC

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Discover how HMRC and Treasury, in consultation with the private sector, have sought to support economic recovery from the pandemic through fair taxation policy and collection initiatives. Hear more about how both HMT and HMRC worked across the sectors to ensure taxation didn’t hinder economic recovery, and learn what was done to support the private sector. Discuss about the priorities for both HMRC and HMT going forward as we continue on the path of economic recovery, and where both HMRC and HMT would like to work with the private sector and broader public and not for profit sectors.

  • Jim Harra

    Permanent Secretary

    HM Revenue & Customs

    Jim began his career in the Inland Revenue as an Inspector of Taxes in 1984. In January 2009, he was appointed Director of Corporation Tax and VAT, responsible for optimising the design and delivery of these business taxes. Jim became Director of Personal Tax Customer Operations in March 2011, and Director Personal Tax Operations in October 2011. He was appointed Director General Business Tax on 16 April 2012. Jim took up the post as HMRC’s Second Permanent Secretary and Deputy Chief Executive on 1 January 2018. Jim was appointed as HMRC’s First Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive in October 2019.

  • Beth Russell

    Director General Tax and Welfare

    HM Treasury

    Beth Russell has been Director General Tax and Welfare in the Treasury since August 2017. She is now also the Director General leading the Treasury economic campus in Darlington. Beth has worked in the Treasury since 2000 in a range of policy roles across tax, welfare and public spending. She was the Director of Personal Tax, Welfare and Pensions (2013-2017), Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (2011-2013), Deputy Director of General Expenditure Policy (2008-2011), Deputy Director of Environmental and Transport Taxes (2005-07) and Speechwriter for Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor (2001-2005) and Prime Minister (2007-2008). Beth started her career in Department of Social Security as a policy adviser on welfare (1996-2000).



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