As you are aware, delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority - the government must however prepare for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. For 2 years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure that the UK is prepared to leave the EU, the current date for this being Friday 12 April 2019 (11pm).
It has always been the case that as we get nearer to that date, preparations for a no deal scenario would have to be accelerated.
With regards to (software developed) electronic filings through the XML gateway, the baseType schema has been updated to remove the EEA and nonEEA corporate details requirements - these are replaced with UK and nonUK corporate details requirements. The UK option now only requires a registration number.
In addition, the Company Data Request, Company Incorporation, Officer Appointment and Officer Change Details schemas have been updated to allow the use of the new baseType schema - these can be found at this link:
For electronic submissions made after 11PM on the 12th April (in the event of a No Deal EU Exit scenario), we will request all submissions are made using these new schemas.
I can confirm that a test service is now available for those that wish to develop in advance, although the following instructions will need to be followed:
Please post to url:
The schema content should reference xmlbeta, instead of xmlgw
Please use a “real” company name and number details please, preferably one of your own (company number element not applicable for IN01).
Please use your 6666………. test presenter credentials.
Authentication Code - 222222
Package Reference - 0012
An example of a usable test CH02 schema example can be supplied on request (please include email address).
As already advised above, these schemas will only come into effect if no deal is agreed by the UK Parliament.