Unfortunately there have been CCMS issues recently which are continuing at this time.
Contingency arrangements have been put in place for providers applying for funding and scope amendments etc. The guidance can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/bringing-civil-legal-aid-processing-online
There is also additional guidance on the CCMS training website https://ccmstraining.justice.gov.uk/training-resources/billing-contingency-measures
Although the LAA news item only refers to up to 1st July, CCMS is unavailable this morning. We will keep you updated.