The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Working Together Stakeholder Group (WTSG) including Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is an HMRC-sponsored consultation forum between HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), industry bodies and professional bodies representing conveyancers, legal, finance and tax professionals. The group discusses, develops and promotes co-operative strategies for dealing with tax affairs.
The group discusses generic queries, while more complex technical issues are examined by a subgroup, the Stamp Duty Land Tax Technical Forum.
|British Property Federation (BPF)|
|CIOT (Chartered Institute of Taxation)|
|Council for Licence Conveyancers (CLC)|
|Cripps Harries Hall LLP|
|CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)|
|Land Registry - Operations|
|The Law Society of England and Wales|
|Law Society of Northern Ireland|
|The Law Society of Scotland|
|London Property Support Lawyers Group (LPSLG)|
|Registers of Scotland|
|Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group (STPG)|
|Stamp Taxes Software Developers Group|
|Valuation Office Agency|
Terms of reference
1.1. to achieve an increase in transparency for customers and their representatives in understanding HMRC’s aims and operational process in relation to SDLT and ATED.
1.2. to increase HMRC’s understanding of the needs of industry bodies and professional bodies, representing conveyancers, legal, finance and tax professionals in relation to the operation of the tax system.
1.3. to raise, discuss and resolve significant operational issues to the benefit of HMRC.
1.4. to jointly seek solutions that will improve cooperation in operating the tax system in relation to industry bodies and professional bodies representing conveyancers, legal, finance and tax professionals.
2.1 HMRC will provide the chair and secretariat.
2.2 The external membership of the SDLT WTSG will comprise representatives of industry bodies and professional bodies representing conveyancers, legal, finance and tax professionals. (see list for current member bodies).
2.3 The chair may periodically, review the balance and composition of the SDLT WTSG to ensure it meets the goals and objectives of the group.
3.1 Meetings will usually take place quarterly.
3.2 A draft record of meetings will be issued to attendees for consideration within two months of each meeting, allowing ten working days thereafter for any responses.
3.3 A final record of meetings, including attendees, will be published on this forum. Older minutes are available on the HMRC internet site.
3.4 Agenda items for forthcoming meetings will be commissioned four weeks in advance, allowing members two weeks to suggest items for inclusion.
3.5 Final agendas will be issued one week before the date of a meeting. All pre-reading will be supplied a minimum of two days before the meeting.
3.6 The timing and length of meetings will be flexible, taking account of the agenda and of members’ views.
Meeting frequency - every quarter.
Minutes from previous years are available via The National Archives: