Gov.UK Verify Authentication Scheme Slammed by NAO


National Audit Office heavily criticises government authentication scheme, which it says has fallen well below target

The Gov.UK Verify authentication platform used across different government departments has been criticised by the National Audit Office (NAO).

The NAO report said that the identity verification scheme has fallen well short of its target of 25 million users by 2020. Indeed it only has 3.6 million users have been verified so far (as of February 2019).

Ever since late 2014, Gov.UK Verify was intended to streamline digital government by providing identity assurance that can be used across many different services, but uptake of the scheme was slow among government departments and agencies.

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Source: Silicon UK