Transaction Engine Live Environment – last call to software developers
12 December 2017
HMRC’s Software Developers Support Team (SDST) is encouraging developers to move over as early as possible so that they have enough time to resolve any issues that might arise.
From 14 February 2018 all message classes will be suspended in the existing Government Gateway, for both test and production environment.
The new Transaction engine is live and SDST is encouraging developers to move over early as possible so that they have enough time to resolve any issues that might arise. The results that they are seeing from the new engine are all good and there have not been any problems worth mentioning so far, from the relatively high numbers of submissions.
Submissions that go missing can sometimes take days to find. If your transition to the new engine is towards the last days of the deadline and some of your submissions to the old system go missing, and the old gateway is turned off, your submissions will be lost as SDST will no longer be able to search for them. This could result in a number of issues for you.
SDST want everyone to switch early so if any submissions are still pending to the old system they can find them before it is too late.
You can contact SDST by email [email protected] if you require further information or technical support throughout your transition.