I blogged back in November 2015 about how far HMRC still had to go to become truly digital. One of my concerns was the application process for the R&D Advance Assurance scheme – the form was to be completed online, then printed and posted to HMRC!

Well, good news, HMRC has taken a small step towards being digital, the Advance Assurance application can now be submitted online – see here. The applicant company will be able to submit the form using its Government gateway account. Helpfully, partially completed forms can be now be saved and completed at a later date.

One small step ….