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Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 21256, tabled on 26 February 2020

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking in response to the withdrawal of identity providers from the Government’s Verify scheme in April 2020.

Answered on

4 March 2020

There are no changes to the commercial agreements of levels of service with UK Government digital identity providers as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

The Government’s response to the digital identity consultation (Call for Evidence) will be published in due course.

Verify is delivered with private sector providers and next steps will be announced in the usual manner.

An extensive response to the PAC report was published in October 2019 and can be found at CP 176 – Treasury Minutes Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts.

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