Kwasi Kwarteng ousts the Treasury's most senior civil servant

Tom Scholar immediately removed

Valeria Martinez
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The new chancellor of the exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng has sacked Sir Tom Scholar, the long-standing permanent secretary to the Treasury, as he continues his efforts to remodel the government’s finance ministry.

On Thursday (8 September), the Treasury released a brief announcement that said: "The chancellor has asked the cabinet secretary to begin the recruitment process for a new permanent secretary to the Treasury to succeed Tom Scholar." Scholar would be leaving with immediate effect. Beth Russell, the director general of tax and welfare, and Cat Little, the director general of public spending, will lead the department as acting permanent secretaries until a replacement is found.  Kwasi Kwarteng appointed chancellor as Liz Truss vows to 'rebuild our economy' Kwarteng said: "Tom has been...

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