Wednesday 10 October 2018 / 5:44 PM Jo Platt

Ministers have failed on flagship Verify programme – Jo Platt

Jo Platt MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, commenting on the Government ending investment in its flagship Verify identity assurance programme within 18 months, said:

“At a time when public services are increasingly dependent on online access, it is deeply concerning that the Government is abandoning its responsibility to provide a secure and effective digital identification service.

“After spending six years and £130 million developing the system, minsters have failed to attract the promised number of users, failed to convince their own departments to register, and failed to create a system that actually works.

“This latest costly digital failure is yet more proof that the Conservatives are unfit to meet the challenge of delivering modern government.”