Hot off the press, an announcement from HMRC Share Schemes:

“ERS Online service

We are aware of some technical issues that are being investigated as a matter of urgency, and apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers.

As customers will be unable to file their annual return by the 6 July 2015 deadline we will allow a further five working days to file once the system is up and running. We have said we want customers to file returns, and that remains the case – we do not want to charge penalties.

Customers can still access the system to register share schemes and use the file checking service.

We will give a further update on Monday 13 July.”