IR35 Forum minutes published

08 May 2019


The minutes from the 28 February 2019 meeting of the IR35 Forum have now been made available on GOV.UK.


Some of the topics under discussion and action points include:


  • Off-payroll reform - Forum members to respond to HMRC’s invitation to participate in discussions on CEST enhancements.
  • Mutuality of Obligation (MoO) Discussion Paper - Members to submit comments on draft MoO paper by 7 June 2019. HMRC to prepare updated MoO paper by next meeting.
  • Concerns about non-compliant intermediaries
  • Update on set-off in settlement cases - Forum members to send comments on slide pack on settlements and overpayment relief guidance by 7 June 2019.

The full minutes and associated documents are all available to view on the IR35 Forum page on GOV.UK, as are archived minutes from previous years.



The CIPP is a member of the IR35 Forum and Samantha Mann, senior policy & research officer, will be attending the next meeting which is due to take place on 11 July. If you have anything you would like raised at the forum, please email policy using IR35 as the subject.


In addition to our  survey on the consultation on off-payroll working rules in the private sector from April 2020 (closes 17 May so still time to respond if you haven’t already), we are also hosting a Roundtable Think Tank on Thursday 16 May in Manchester and have a couple of places available.


Invitations were issued to all CIPP Full, Fellow and Chartered members but if for some reason you did not receive an invite and would like to attend then please contact Samantha Mann, senior policy and research officer, by email to policy.



Background to the IR35 Forum


The IR35 Forum is a group of external stakeholders who meet regularly with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). It was established following the government’s commitment at Budget 2011 to make clear improvements to the way IR35 is administered. This followed the publication of the Office of Tax Simplification’s review of Small Business Tax.


The members of the IR35 Forum include taxpayer representatives and professional advisers with expert knowledge and experience of how the legislation operates in practice and how it affects key taxpayer groups. The IR35 Forum meets quarterly.