HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Monday, 4 April 2011

Service Unavailable - LOL!


HMRC have just tweeted the following:

"New tax year approaches! HMRC issues tax returns, tax credit & other forms! Update your address online now"

Click on the HMRC link in their tweet, and it takes you to a page telling you to update your address via an online form etc.

Fair enough!

Click on the link to the online form, and you get this page!

"Service Unavailable
Sorry, due to planned maintenance the service you have requested is unavailable, please try again later or contact the Online Services Helpdesk.


HMRC did warn everyone the other week that their site would be down for maintenance around the tax yer end (2nd -6th April), therefore why on earth tell people during this downtime to update their details online?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Left hand, right hand, booze up in brewery, cake stall, it's all been said before.
    Just what has to happen before something tangible is done.
    Get rid of the useless management demand their salaries and bonuses back and get some people who can sort out big problems quickly before it's too late.
    Is there anyone out there?
    Yoo hOO!

  2. Ken don't be worrying about twitter, they're still struggling with the phones. Have a watch of this if you haven't seen it (DLS having a crack at explaining telephony):

  3. That's right Clasper leave all the talking to Straithie like you have done since you walked through the door. What the hell does he do?

    What an embarrassment that treasury committee performance was.

  4. The person who put the link up there is a twit for not testing it.

  5. The link works dogbreath Cnut, try hitting the right buttons!

    20:44 got it right.

    If there isn't a problem then why did OFCOM have to get involved in order to protect the poorer? (

  6. @ 23.15 Hi there. I guess I am the twit who put that link up. All you need to do is cut and paste it into the address bar of your browser. It works. Thanks.

  7. "That's right Clasper leave all the talking to Straithie like you have done since you walked through the door. What the hell does he do?"

    He ensures HMRC is working to design.

  8. 4 April 2011 23:33

    Out of interest, how do you know if someone has 'dogbreath' via the internet, or is that smell just coming from you and your subconscious is merely relfected in your outburst?

  9. Oooh, touchy....
    Dogbreath = term of endearment used by Det Sgt Belker, Hill St. Pct. Hill Street Blues.
    Perhaps I should have been less abrasive to the sensitive ones out there in the ether.
    I know change Dobreath for Petal.
    Now f off and tell it to someone who gives a fu@k, cnut!

  10. Handbags, 20 paces, now!

  11. re Petal comment:-
    Confuschia say;
    If your conscience is merely reflected in your outburst you must be blowing rose petals from your rear

    Altogether now
    We're riding along on the chest of a slave...

  12. Ken - get a grip

    The children are squabbling again!

    Where's Matron?

    Still trying to convince the Committee she is doing a good job, hah!