Changes to how agents access HMRC’s online systems

Jan 07, 2019

The Government Gateway (GG) Transformation Programme has agreed to extend the GG switch over date back from 11 January 2019 to 4 February 2019. The email below is being sent to Agents who registered with HMRC that they are using background logins. See our previous story on this.

Agent automated login

Dear Colleague,

As you’ll be aware HMRC is currently replacing Government Gateway with a new platform that is more secure, has additional functionality, and is fit for the future.

Part of the migration means access for agents who currently use their own systems to run background logins to log in to HMRC systems in an automated way will change.

Following feedback from the Agent community we have extended the deadline for you to make changes to your automated login systems from 11 January 2019 to 4 February 2019.

The revised 4 February deadline represents the latest possible date we can use without impacting the migration of the Government Gateway platform.

Further information

If you experience any difficulties or have any queries about the process above, please contact