HMRC personnel recognised in UK's New Year’s Honours List HMRC personnel recognised in UK's New Year’s Honours List

HMRC personnel recognised in UK's New Year’s Honours List
07 Jan 2019

The New Year’s Honours List “recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom”.  Much of the press coverage relates to celebrities and those that have made valuable contributions in everyday life and to our emergency services. What is covered less, if at all, is the honours that are awarded to people in the public authorities that payroll professionals deal with every day.

So we have compiled the below list of people recognised for achievements and service that may not have received much press coverage, but who you may have come into contact with:

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs

  • Jonathan Michael Thompson, chief executive (for public service);
  • Gillian Elizabeth Aitken, director general, general counsel and solicitor (for services to taxpayers and social mobility);
  • Pauline Chelmsford, deputy director large business (for services to improving UK customs capability);
  • Patrick Michael Mears, external consultant (for services to preventing abusive tax avoidance);
  • Bhagvati Parmar, migration planning coordinator (for charitable services);
  • Jonathan Parsons, investigator, fraud investigation service (for public service);
  • Karen Anne Cobb, regional operational leader (for services to taxpayers);
  • Heidi Marie Kirkby, wellbeing co-ordinator (for services to mental health);
  • Gad Kuju, customs and indirect tax officer (for services to diversity and multiculturalism and Africa Oye).

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Julie Gillis, programme director (for public service);
  • Richard Ian West, disability services and dispute resolution director (for public service);
  • Pamela Sutton, operational manager (for services to disadvantaged and unemployed people in South Wales);
  • Esther Vitte, work coach, Work Services Directorate (for services to vulnerable customers in South London).

We make no comment on these honours, except to say that there are many people in the UK payroll sector that work in a “public service” role as well as for the good of their employers. This includes the people that voluntarily give their precious time and expertise to help and advise the above departments, while at the same time helping workers and taxpayers across the UK. Maybe the 2019 List will bring some recognition of this type of public service. 

The New Year’s Honours List “recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom”.  Much of the press coverage relates to celebrities and those that have made valuable contributions in everyday life and to our emergency services. What is covered less, if at all, is the honours that are awarded to people in the public authorities that payroll professionals deal with every day.

So we have compiled the below list of people recognised for achievements and service that may not have received much press coverage, but who you may have come into contact with:

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs

  • Jonathan Michael Thompson, chief executive (for public service);
  • Gillian Elizabeth Aitken, director general, general counsel and solicitor (for services to taxpayers and social mobility);
  • Pauline Chelmsford, deputy director large business (for services to improving UK customs capability);
  • Patrick Michael Mears, external consultant (for services to preventing abusive tax avoidance);
  • Bhagvati Parmar, migration planning coordinator (for charitable services);
  • Jonathan Parsons, investigator, fraud investigation service (for public service);
  • Karen Anne Cobb, regional operational leader (for services to taxpayers);
  • Heidi Marie Kirkby, wellbeing co-ordinator (for services to mental health);
  • Gad Kuju, customs and indirect tax officer (for services to diversity and multiculturalism and Africa Oye).

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Julie Gillis, programme director (for public service);
  • Richard Ian West, disability services and dispute resolution director (for public service);
  • Pamela Sutton, operational manager (for services to disadvantaged and unemployed people in South Wales);
  • Esther Vitte, work coach, Work Services Directorate (for services to vulnerable customers in South London).

We make no comment on these honours, except to say that there are many people in the UK payroll sector that work in a “public service” role as well as for the good of their employers. This includes the people that voluntarily give their precious time and expertise to help and advise the above departments, while at the same time helping workers and taxpayers across the UK. Maybe the 2019 List will bring some recognition of this type of public service. 

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