Collaborative Assembly of Software Developers and HMRC

An HMRC-sponsored forum which establishes a formal working relationship between HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and representatives of the software developers industry, where strategic, technical and service support is discussed to improve the delivery and use of HMRC digital services by our mutual customers.


The permanent membership of the forum will be drawn from senior stakeholders within HMRC and representatives of the software industry Bodies.

Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS)
British Computer Society (BCS)
Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
Inland Revenue Electronic Exchange Network (IREEN)
Legal Software Suppliers Association (LSSA)
e-Conveyancing Liaison Group

Terms of reference

The forum’s 3 main objectives are to:

  • establish a clear focus for identifying and responding to both parties requirements.
  • improve the delivery and customer utilisation of HMRC e-services through collaborative working.
  • provide a centralised mechanism for the identification and where appropriate anticipation of strategic, technical and service support issues, across HMRC services, which will affect both parties and ultimately mutual customers. Strategic issues can be identified as those which relate to the over-arching position being adopted by either party which if left unresolved may impact the long term goals of either or ultimately all of the parties involved.


The group meets 3 times annually.

Minutes 13 March 2013

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