Guidance

Large Corporates Forum

Find out about the Large Corporates Forum and its purpose.

Terms of reference

To establish ongoing links between the Large Business (LB) and its customers to:

  • better understand the needs of its customers to improve the service it provides
  • identify the compliance burden on customers with a view, where practicable, to taking measures to reduce it
  • provide a forum within which current taxation and operational issues can be debated in an atmosphere of mutual trust
  • provide a more informal atmosphere where participants can engage in collaborative thinking and sharing of ideas

The forum is not a representative body. It is intended to improve communications between large businesses and LB with a view to increasing common understanding and improving the service that LB provides to its customers. It is not intended to replace or displace the many existing links between HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and representative bodies, such as the Business Tax Forum, but to supplement them by providing a direct channel between LB and its customers which is more operationally focused.

Membership

The forum consists of a cross section of heads of tax to make sure that it is representative of all LB customers, as well as the main industry sectors in the large corporate area. Nominations are made by LB Regional Deputy Directors. HMRC representation consists of people from LB, and as appropriate, people from other directorates such as policy advisors. Membership will be refreshed periodically and new applications for membership of the forum should be emailed to the Secretariat, at gareth.bell@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.

Chairing arrangements

The forum is chaired by an LB Regional Deputy Director. Agendas are jointly prepared with the business attendees.

Wider participation

Minutes of meetings are posted on this website. If any other heads of tax wish to participate in the debate they can register their views with the Secretariat or their Customer Relationship Manager.

Frequency of meetings

It is intended that meetings will take place quarterly with the facility for extra meetings if issues arise that require discussion at short notice.

Published 10 October 2014
Last updated 4 October 2017 + show all updates
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