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Former HMRC Chief Executive Lesley Strathie has died

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HMRC has announced the death of Dame Lesley Strathie, former Chief Executive Officer, who stood down as CEO in November for health reasons. She was diagnosed with cancer earlier last year.

Dave Hartnett, Permanent Secretary for Tax, said: ‘I am deeply saddened by the news of Lesley's death. She was a wonderful friend and colleague who worked hard all her life serving the public. She defended HMRC, often in the face of strong criticism, but always set herself high standards and expected the same of others. She will be greatly missed by everyone she worked with during her time at HMRC and by all former colleagues in other departments.’