The initial focus for business taken from Sir David Varney's report on service transformation was to bring together in one place on the
website all the information and transactions businesses need in dealing with central Government. That work is due to complete by March 2011.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is now developing a common business identifier for use within the Department that will link business tax records held on different HMRC databases. This work will enable delivery of the enhanced online services for small and medium enterprises set out in paragraph 4.20, page 53 of Budget 2010, including providing businesses with a single view of their current financial relationship with HMRC.
The Government will consider the potential for extending HMRC's approach to other Departments.