This Wednesday 19 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will present Budget 2014 to Parliament. Budget day is always important, but this one is particularly significant for us as it's the first budget to appear on GOV.UK.
Handily, we were able to have a dress rehearsal in the form of last year's autumn statement. Previously tax professionals visited the HMT, HMRC and other websites to find everything they needed. Last year, they only had to look on GOV.UK.
Some aspects worked well, but a lot needed improving. One of our user researchers, Jaimes Nel, met with many of you following the Autumn Statement and gained plenty of insightful feedback. Thanks in particular to law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, for their support and helpful advice.
This time round we've made a number of product and editorial changes.
Clearer routes to the content you need
The dedicated Budget 2014 page will include clear routes to content for tax professionals. These will appear between now and Wednesday as content becomes available. There will also be far less introductory copy so you can get to the documents you need more quickly.
All HMRC Budget documents in one place
There's now a single collection for all HMRC Budget 2014 documents and documents will be organised by theme. Tax professionals we spoke to wanted to be sure they "Had everything". We hope this page fits the bill.
Updates as they happen
We've added a latest documents page which will include links to all Budget documents as they go live. If you're on the Budget 2014 page, just click 'see all' under the latest panel. Email alerts and an RSS feed are also available.
Budget day is always hectic, but we hope these changes go some way to making things easier for you. There's still more to do and we welcome your comments both now and after the big day.