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Appointment of new Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury

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New appointment will be responsible for advancing the government’s tax and welfare strategy.

James Bowler has been appointed as the new Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury has announced.

James Bowler will be moving on promotion within the department from his current role as Director, Strategy, Planning and Budget. He will replace Indra Morris, who left the Treasury earlier this month to take up post as Director General, Criminal Justice Group in the Ministry of Justice.

As Director General, Tax and Welfare, James Bowler will be responsible for advancing the government’s objectives for tax and welfare policy, ensuring stable and sustainable tax receipts and effective control and value for money in public spending. He will also continue to be part of the department’s Executive Management Board, and part of the collective leadership of the Treasury.

James brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked at the heart of the government for over 15 years, including as Principal Private Secretary to both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor, and most recently, as the director responsible for the Budget and Autumn Statement.

James will take up his new post this week.