HMRC has confirmed that they have now redirected the HMRC website homepage to GOV.UK, the single website for all government information and the place to access government services. They say that by the end of December all guidance for customers will be accessed through GOV.UK.
The HMRC announcement says that:
“Anyone trying to access the HMRC homepage at www.hmrc.gov.uk will now automatically be redirected to the HMRC organisation page on GOV.UK, where you can find HMRC information and guidance. Not all of the content on the HMRC website has moved to GOV.UK yet, but anything that hasn't, such as our manuals, will remain available on the HMRC website until we move it across. Guidance on topics we know are relevant to a lot of our customers, including Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Tax Credits, Self Assessment, Child Benefit and VAT, has already moved to GOV.UK. By the end of December, we’ll also have moved all of our remaining guidance for customers to the GOV.UK site. HMRC’s existing online services – the ones customers need to sign into, such as Self Assessment, won’t change as a result of this move, but our customers will now access them from GOV.UK. In the longer-term, these services will be completely transformed as part of HMRC's ambitious digital plans, and will join new digital services such as Your Tax Account for business, Digital Self Assessment, and the Tax Credits Online service we made available earlier this year.
Any content that doesn’t move to GOV.UK – because there’s no longer a current need for it – will still be available on the National Archives website .”
CIPP comment The CIPP Policy Team continues to monitor the transition of HMRC content to GOV.UK, and would welcome comments from members at policy .
HMRC software developer pages have now moved to GOV.UK
18 December 2014
HMRC have confirmed that the software developer pages and technical packs have now moved to GOV.UK
The link to use is this one . HMRC say that existing links will redirect for a period of time and a small amount of content will still be hosted on the HMRC site for a little while longer.
In addition, there is the option to 'sign up to email alerts' for any changes to software developer content. However this will alert you to changes for any of the software developer pages and not just the online service that you are interested in e.g. PAYE, SA etc.
The aim is that this work should have no impact on HMRC’s customers – you should not need to do anything except start to use the guidance on GOV.UK.
But HMRC point out that “you can choose to get involved and help us to make sure the content and tools we develop meet your needs. All pages on GOV.UK include a link (near the bottom of the page) for you to tell us if there’s something that isn’t working well for you and the GOV.UK feedback form can accessed using the link below (and it can also be found in the 'Contact' area of GOV.UK ) - https://www.gov.uk/contact/govuk .
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