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Gov web site down?

Is it just me or is their website down?

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I am receiving service unavailable message is anyone else when Googling Gov.uk? 

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By CatherineR5
08th Jun 2021 11:53

I've just talked a client through EORI application, only to get a "system unavailable" message.
I'm getting 'connection failure'.

End of days...

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By Duggimon
08th Jun 2021 11:29

I'm getting the same, error 503, have tried from both here and at home.

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By Les Howard
08th Jun 2021 11:29

I am unable to access Tax Tribunal listings and report my negative covid test.

How annoying!

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By Wilson Philips
08th Jun 2021 11:40

I didn't realise that we were supposed to notify the Tribunals of the results of our COVID tests

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By squay
08th Jun 2021 11:35

Just received a BBC news flash on my watch that Gov.uk and several newspaper sites are all down. Checked BBC and their down as well.

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By alipearson
08th Jun 2021 11:35

I had that message too but just managed to get in - the system's rather flaky so get in when you can...!

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Richard Hattersley
By Richard Hattersley
08th Jun 2021 11:36

The internet is down. Well parts of it. In addition to gov.uk being down, a number of websites including the Guardian and Financial Times are also offline.

Reports are blaming the "Error 503 Service Unavailable" messages on Fastly, a cloud computing provider, which underpins a lot of major websites.

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By Wilson Philips
08th Jun 2021 11:39

I am still able to sign into agent portal, though

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By Les Howard
08th Jun 2021 11:49

I am pleased to say the hamster is back on his wheel and gov.uk seems to be working once more.

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Stephen Quay
By squay
08th Jun 2021 11:53

BBC web site is back up and states the following breaking news:

A number of leading websites are currently not working, including Amazon, Reddit and Twitch.

The UK government website - gov.uk - is also down as are the Financial Times, the Guardian and the New York Times.

Affected websites displayed the message: "Error 503 Service Unavailable".

Early reports suggested it could be related to Fastly, a cloud computing provider, which underpins a lot of major websites.

Fastly said it was looking into problems with its global content delivery network (CDN).

In an error message posted just before 11am BST Fastly said it was "currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services."

It has not yet provided a formal statement.

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John Stokdyk, AccountingWEB head of insight
By John Stokdyk
08th Jun 2021 11:56

Richard tracked the most likely source down to the Fastly content delivery network (CDN), which helps to accelerate and distribute net content through distributed servers.

They noted an issue at just before 11am UK time and reported back a few minutes ago (11:44 BST): " Identified - The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented."

Thanks for alerting us to the issue, we'll see if we can find out what the cause was and whether there are any serious implications for the profession.

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By Barbara G
08th Jun 2021 12:01

Logging in to the HMRC website just seems to be sporadic this morning. If you keep trying sometimes you will get in, sometimes you won't. That's what I've been finding, so keep trying, it'll hopefully work eventually. I'm trying to process many furlough claims before the 14th June deadline

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By Leywood
08th Jun 2021 12:28

Yes it was breaking news on BBC a little while back. Ive not had a problem, so far.

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By 356B
08th Jun 2021 19:23

This is Doomsday Mk.1 See VT discussion below.

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By Hugo Fair
08th Jun 2021 19:37

Helps to provide the link if you want people to investigate ... https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/would-vt-be-going-into-the-c...

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