I am sorry that Margaret Hodge has announced that she has no plan to seek the chair’s role on the Public Accounts Committee during the course of this parliament. Equally I am unsurprised; she had made it pretty clear to me how unlikely it was that she would do so several months ago.
If we had an Office for Tax Responsibility answerable to the PAC we’d have a lasting legacy to her work.
If he’d not pissed off everyone at the TJN he’d be getting £40k a year of course. Although he’d have to pay tax on it, as we’re not quite sure whether he did with that £35k a year from the JRF.