PayPal Gets A Slice Of £25m DWP Universal Credit Identity Contract

PayPal has been awarded a place in the Government’s framework for Identity Assurance, so citizens may be allowed to use their PayPal credentials to prove their identity to access government services — particularly the new universal credit system.

TechWeekEurope learned of the deal back in November, but it has only now been made public.

PayPal is the eighth name on a £25 million contract with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published last week, which will allow citizens to use their credentials with commercial organisations, when they register for government services. At this stage, it is not clear what share of the contract PayPal will get, as it depends on which agencies choose to offer PayPal identification — via

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