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Accessibility statement for setting up a limited company and registering for corporation tax

This accessibility statement explains how accessible this service is, what to do if you have difficulty using it, and how to report accessibility problems with the service.

This service is part of the wider GOV.UK website. There is a separate accessibility statement for the main GOV.UK website.

This page only contains information about the setting up a limited company and registering for corporation tax service, available at https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/register-your-company/register

Using this service

This service allows businesses to set up a limited company and register for corporation tax.

This service is run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service. This means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • get from the start of the service to the end using just a keyboard
  • get from the start of the service to the end using speech recognition software
  • listen to the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also made the text in the service as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this service is

This service is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Some people may find parts of this service difficult to use:

  • The menu does not behave as expected when navigating iOS.
  • The colour contrast fails to meet WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines for contract minimum.

Reporting accessibility problems with this service

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, report the accessibility problem.

What to do if you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ’accessibility regulations’). If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS), or the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) if you live in Northern Ireland.

Contacting us by phone or getting a visit from us in person

We provide a text relay service if you are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

We can provide a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, or you can arrange a visit from an HMRC advisor to help you complete the service.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this service’s accessibility

HMRC is committed to making this service accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This service is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non‐accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non‐compliance with the accessibility regulations

The legend for the date inputs is unclear for screen reader users. This means screen reader users do not receive the information contained in the visible label. This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

When an error is committed in the form field, the error handling fails to meet WCAG 2.1 guidelines for error identification. This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

The menu does not behave as expected when navigating using iOS. Screen reader users may find this disorientating as there is no audible cue to announce that the menu has expanded and users are unable to access the ‘Sign in’ link or go back to the ‘Menu’ link as it disappears. This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

An invalid role has been assigned to the list element. This issue may affect how screen reading software reads the list as the list has been structured incorrectly. This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

The colour contrast fails to meet WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines for contrast minimum. This issue could affect low-vision users navigating the service who may have difficulty in distinguishing the white link text against the background colour. To meet AA guidelines, the contrast ratio should be at least 4.5.1 for regular sized text (it is currently 1.6:1). This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

When a link receives focus it fails to meet WCAG AA guidelines for contrast minimum. To meet AA guidelines to contrast ratio should be at least 4.3.1 for regular sized text (it is currently 1.6:1). This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

An input label is non-descriptive and screen reader users navigating the input page, using the form fields dialog list may find difficulty in understanding the purpose of the input field. This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

When the page was set to reflow settings (1280 CSS pixels wide at 400% zoom), the text adjacent to the radio button spills off the page. This issue may affect low-vision users who use reflow settings to view web pages from being able to clearly read the content. This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

The legend for the date inputs is unclear for screen reader users. This means screen reader users do not receive the information contained in the visible label which instructs the user. This will be fixed by 28 January 2022.

How we tested this service

The service was last tested on 31 August 2021 and was checked for compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA.

The service was built using parts that were tested by the Digital Accessibility Centre. The full service was tested by HMRC and included disabled users.

This page was prepared on 25 November 2021. It was last updated on 7 December 2021.