GOV.UK Verify launches local government pilot schem

GOV.UK has launched a scheme to work with 19 local authorities to explore how a secure ID assurance system can be integrated into online services.

The councils will work with GOV.UK Verify to create resolutions to problems that users face when applying for concessionary bus passes and resident parking permits.

Irina Pencheva and Egle Uzkuraityte from GOV.UK Verify, explained: “Our focus is on introducing an online option to access the service (where one doesn’t currently exist) or improving the existing offering through business process re-engineering and service redesign.

“For residents in those areas it means they’ll have 24/7 access to a government service without having to physically bring, scan or post any documents in person to prove who they are.”