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The Cabinet Office have published the Government Transformation Strategy, setting out how the government will harness digital technologies, skills & tools to transform public services and put the citizen first – and redefine the relationship between the citizen & the state.
Ben Gummer MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has outlined the government’s commitment to build on the Digital by Default services developed under the previous digital transformation strategy, which helped to establish the UK as a global leader in digital government.
Central to this commitment is identity assurance – establishing that the user is who they say they are. GOV.UK Verify, the government’s online identity verification service which went live in May 2016, enables individuals to prove their identity online and to access government services securely & safely in minutes.