Ministerial role

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

Organisations: HM Treasury
Current role holder: James Murray MP


The Exchequer Secretary (XST) is responsible for:

  • The UK tax system including:
    • Direct, indirect, business, property, and personal taxation
    • European and other international tax issues
    • Customs and VAT at the border
    • The Finance Bill and the National Insurance Bill
  • Departmental Minister for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Valuation Office Agency, and the Government’s Actuary’s Department
  • Tax administration policy
  • Input to Investment Zones and Freeports focussing on tax and customs elements
  • Overall responsibility for retained EU Law and Brexit opportunities

Current role holder

James Murray MP

James Murray was appointed Parliamentary Secretary (Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury) at HM Treasury on 9 July 2024. He was elected as the MP for Ealing North in December 2019.

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Previous holders of this role

  1. Gareth Davies MP

    2023 to 2024

  2. James Cartlidge MP

    2022 to 2023

  3. Felicity Buchan

    2022 to 2022

  4. Alan Mak MP

    2022 to 2022

  5. Helen Whately MP

    2021 to 2022

  6. The Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP

    2020 to 2021

  7. The Rt Hon Simon Clarke

    2019 to 2020

  8. The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP

    2018 to 2019

  9. Andrew Jones

    2017 to 2018

  10. The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP

    2015 to 2016

  11. The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP

    2014 to 2015

  12. The Rt Hon David Gauke

    2010 to 2014