Kwarteng’s ‘shock and awe’ entrance leaves Treasury reeling

Staff ‘still angry’ at sacking of permanent secretary and alarmed at lack of transparent costings

Kwasi Kwarteng’s “shock and awe” approach to taking over as chancellor has sent jitters rippling among officials, with concerns raised that his close relationship with the prime minister and the two most senior civil service roles remaining unfilled could mark a turbulent time for the Treasury.

Amid fears about the UK teetering on the brink of recession, the aftershocks of Tom Scholar’s sacking as permanent secretary have left many civil servants feeling raw and concerned about the leadership at the Treasury.

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