Low prospects of success for the online ID service


A government system used to confirm, and to register the identity of citizens online for most of those who try.

Gov. uk Verify is to prove the identity of a Person, if you sign up to access to services, such as applying for the universal credit card, or the payment of the tax.

But the Cabinet Office statistics show that the system is verified less than 50% of the users.

Labour MP Jon Trickett has called his performance “shocking” and “inefficient”.

However, the government declared a success judge “is advantageous in comparison with other online identity services and save the taxpayer money.

The government has to develop the six years it took the scheduled the Verify system, which went live in may of 2016 – three years later.

If people go to the Gov. uk site, you can choose to check one of a number of companies to provide personal data, such as Barclaycard or Post a review. Visit Check the Gov. uk Website

Once it verifies the identity of the user, the company lets the government know that they are who they say they are.

Users can also Check on 15 state benefits so far – if the registration is successful – personal tax accounts, the review of state pensions and vehicle licenses. The plan is to increase this number, both in the private and public service sector.

The government Digital Service, is responsible for its development, has to reach the goal of 25 million registered users by the year 2020, it aims to replace the Standard system, the likes of the government Gateway.

However, 18 months after its introduction, it has 1.5 million registered users.

And a written parliamentary question from Mr Trickett showed less than half of the users who try to register with the system were checked.

In his most powerful month of January 2017, 49% will pass through the system successfully, but this fell as low as 32% in June 2016.

The last available statistics showed a success rate of only 38% for August 2017. “Saved” the taxpayers ‘money’

Parliamentary under-Secretary of state at the Cabinet Office, Caroline Nokes, the statistics are not published for the best performance of the certified companies, the rise saw the success rate to between 64% and 74%, although you call it.

“It is simply not good enough,” said Mr. Trickett. “It’s money that you could imagine is one of the most inefficient uses of taxpayer.

“This is a system using the data of the individual. They are people, and the success rate of this system with your data is disturbing.”

A Cabinet spokeswoman said that it “remains confident” in its ” goal continues to be to “innovations and improvements” to the system.

“Check if already saved the taxpayer more than £110m – more than double the amount, to deliver the it cost,” she said.

“We are committed to rolling-out Check and continue to work in the direction of signing up 25 million users by 2020, making it easier for people to access the services they need.”