Over the next year we'll be moving more than 100,000 pages of HMRC content to GOV.UK. Here's a summary of what we're doing and what we're not doing.
What we're doing
We're working closely with HMRC to move all the public-facing web content including tools, calculators and manuals onto GOV.UK.
What we're not doing
As part of this project, we won't be moving the HMRC online services that require you to login, e.g. when filing your tax return. These services are being transformed by HMRC as transformation projects.
We also won't be editing HMRC manuals and other content from the HMRC library. These will move across to GOV.UK and will be repurposed into a format that is easier to search, easier to browse, easier to view and easier to print.
When we're doing it
We've started now and will be working through summer 2014. We'll have a clearer idea of when particular pieces of content and tools will move across as we get further into the detail of the project. You can better understand our approach to managing the project by reading the Government service design manual.
What we've already done
We've also been adding new content to various topics on GOV.UK in the citizen-facing section we call 'mainstream'. You can see many examples of this ranging from how to Claim Income Tax Reliefs to the Child Benefit guide (with High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge and calculator) to VAT on building a new home. Some of this content was created as part of the work to close Businesslink and Directgov prior to launch of GOV.UK in October 2012.
A new trade tariff tool was also built on GOV.UK to replace the old Businesslink tool.
We are currently working on designs and early development on a range of tools and functionality for GOV.UK such as building a system to display the HMRC manuals.
GDS and HMRC are also talking to representatives of the tax professional bodies about the transition of content from HMRC’s site to GOV.UK and about content specifically aimed at tax agents and advisers.
How you can get involved
We will be getting a wide range of users of the HMRC website involved in the project to help us make sure that the content and tools we develop meet their user needs.
Whether you are an experienced tax professional or a member of the public who knows nothing about tax, we will be looking for users we can test our products on as we develop them.