[Gllug] Government Gateway

Ryan Cartwright r.cartwright at equitasit.co.uk
Thu Jan 29 13:37:59 UTC 2009

2009/1/29 - Tethys <tethys at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Riq <riq at trw.org.uk> wrote:
>> I have not infrequently been asked to re-type 'digits'
>> where the original is alphanumeric.
> I have never yet successfully managed to log in to the government
> gateway. Every year, I think "oooh, I'll do my return online this
> year", and then after several days of pain, and arguing with HMRC
> about said inability, I give up and do it on paper.

I did mine online for the first time this year. The HMRC site refused
to accept my login if I tried from Debian/Iceweasel3. Debian/Opera
worked as did WinXP/Firefox3 and WinXP/Chrome.  Eventually I got it to
accept my login by having user-agent switcher present Debian/Iceweasel
as Vista/IE7.

Oddly, once I had logged in the first time I was able to successfully
login on all subsequent visit presenting as Debian/Iceweasel.

Ryan Cartwright
Equitas IT Solutions
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