Quick wins on the gateway to hell

I like “quick and easy”, “safe and secure”, “convenient”, which is what the “Tell HMRC about a change of name or address by email” feature offers:

If your circumstances have changed and you’ve changed address or your name you can let HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) know using their email service. This method is:

  • quick and easy
  • safe and secure
  • convenient for you
  • need only tell HMRC once
  • one where you get an immediate online acknowledgement

If you’re registered for Self Assessment Online, you’re leaving the UK, you would like to change your business name or address or you have previously been given specific instructions about contacting HMRC you’ll need to use a different method.

OK, just ignore the last bit. It took me to the pages about VAT. Actually, that would have been more useful than what got thrown at me next:


gobbledegook, pure and simple!!!

What committee of HMRC project managers dreamed that one up?