As part of our commitment to open source, we have begun work on PHP class to make it easier to for developers to work with the UK’s government gateway. The project is hosted on Google Code, and is called php govtalk.
GovTalk is a set of standards for interacting electronically with government services.
In the future we will extend the class to work with individual government API’s such as Companies House, and HMRC. This will then be used on a number of projects, including our online accounting product, Clear Books.
We welcome contributions from other developers in the community, so if you want to help please contact any of the project admins.