Paymaster General

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Paymaster General

The head of the Office of HM Paymaster General, which is the department of the British government holding accounts at the Bank of England that appropriates funds for the various functions of government. That is, he/she is responsible for paying British departments and public servants. The paymaster general is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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It is part of HM Revenue & Customs and incorporates the Office of HM Paymaster General (OPG) who had provided banking services to the public sector since 1836.The Government Banking Service (GBS) core purposes are to: Hold the working balances of Government at the Bank of England, Facilitate modern, cost effective, direct to bank money transmission services for its customers; and Ensure timely and accurate reporting to HM Treasury to help improve Government Cash Management and reduce Government borrowing costs.The current GBS contracts run until March 2015.
ASEND a cheque for pounds 5 made payable to HM Paymaster General to York Probate, Sub-Registry, Duncombe Place, York, YO1 2EA.
For a copy of a will write to York Probate, Sub-Registry, Duncombe Place, York, YO1 2EA and send a cheque for pounds 2, made payable to HM Paymaster General.