Statutory Payment Consultation Group

An HMRC-sponsored forum allowing HMRC, DWP and BEIS to discuss and consult with key stakeholders on statutory payment issues.

This forum is a sub-group of the Employment and Payroll Group.


Current Members Organisation
Chris Tait (Chair) HMRC
Lisa Storey HMRC
Sandie Andrews HMRC
Jane Edwards DWP
Shelly Halksworth DWP
Wendy Corbin DWP
Debbie Jackson BEIS
Ian Holloway BSC
Kate Upcraft Payroll Consultant
Alex Metcalfe FSB
Susan Mitchell Child Poverty Action Group
Linda Pullen Lexis Nexis
Marcia Bowen Lexis Nexis
Peter Bickley ICAEW
Simon Parsons SDWorx
Jackie Petheridge Payroll Practice
Samantha Mann Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

Terms of Reference

The Statutory Payments Consultation Group is a sub group of the Employment and Payroll Group.


The group is HMRC’s principal employer consultation group on the full range of statutory payments issues - providing the opportunity :

  • for HMRC to explain and explore practical implications for employers, payroll bureaux and payroll software developers of potential changes in statutory payments (legislative and operational)
  • for employers, payroll bureaux and payroll software developers to raise and discuss issues or problems in administering statutory payments


The group is made up of nominees of representative organisations covering a wide range of employers (both large and small), payroll bureaux and payroll software developers.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and HMRC all have an interest in statutory payments and are permanent and integral members of the group.

The Group is chaired by HMRC.

Practical arrangements

Terms of reference, a list of nominees and the groups they represent, and formal Notes of Meetings are published online.

The group normally meets every two months - but other meetings may be arranged on an ad-hoc basis. Progress may also be maintained in between meetings by email exchanges, informal gatherings and telephone calls - particularly when members are unable to attend meetings.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting frequency - every three or four months.

Minutes 29 November 2017

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Minutes 28 June 2017 (PDF, 216KB, 6 pages)

Archived minutes

Minutes from previous years are available via The national Archives:

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