HMRC online shutdown postponed

By Matthew Thompson | 11th October 2013 | 1 min read

Earlier this week HMRC announced that many of their online services, including their PAYE service, would be unavailable due to planned IT upgrade and maintenance work. This work has now been postponed, meaning that the services will be operating as usual.

HMRC regularly perform maintenance and service upgrades on their internal systems, but were concerned that the work may not have been finished in time for Monday, so made the decision to reschedule the work.

HMRC released the following official statement yesterday: “We have decided to postpone this weekend's scheduled upgrade of our systems and we are sorry if this has caused you any inconvenience.

Whenever we undertake maintenance work we run rigorous tests beforehand. These checks were completed last night and we discovered that there was a problem and that part of the upgrade wouldn’t have been complete by Monday morning as previously announced.

This means that all our services will be running normally this weekend and we are working to choose a new date and approach that has the least impact on our customers.” 

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