18 April 2016, RIP IDA – it tolls for thee:
24 May 2016, Don't tell the Cabinet Office: HMRC is building its own online ID system.
In the lethal custody of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Government Gateway has been neglected for years. Now someone seems to have paid it a bit of attention. An innovation, it sent DMossEsq's mobile phone a one-time password when he logged in to take a look at his personal tax account.
We have suggested recently [1 April 2016] that the Government Gateway should be taken away from DWP and given to HMRC. Perhaps it has been.
25 May 2016, HMRC plans extra authentication channel.