We’ve completed the process of connecting certified companies to GOV.UK Verify under the new framework for certified companies.
This is an important milestone for GOV.UK Verify as having a range of high quality certified companies for people to choose from is one of our objectives for live.
We've blogged about putting the new certified companies through a rigorous onboarding process so that we can be sure their solutions are secure, meet the standards and are well designed. The aim is to offer users a choice of companies that best meet their needs, as opposed to simply having a large number to pick from.
We’re excited to announce that we now have 8 GOV.UK Verify certified companies, all operating under the new contractual framework. The companies are:
4 of these companies had call-off contracts under the previous framework. These companies transitioned onto the new framework alongside 4 brand new companies.
These 8 certified companies, and the variety of methods and data sources they bring, will continue to help GOV.UK Verify work for more people as we move towards live and beyond.
Paypal was also on the second framework for certified companies but will not be joining the other certified companies in the GOV.UK Verify service.
We and the certified companies are now working towards our next milestone - going from beta to live later this month.