New Universal Credit system to be accessed via existing consumer online banking systems!!!!!

Ben Laurie ben at
Fri Oct 21 04:27:19 BST 2011

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 12:49 AM, Chris Salter <
ukcrypto at> wrote:

> Below are selected quotes from
> "Welfare reform: government hopes there's an app for that"
> reform-government-hopes-app<>
> or
>**3s3u6va <>
> "An online "app" to help 8m households apply for the new universal credit,
> integrating tax credits and out-of-work benefits, is being developed as part
> of one of the most hazardous and ambitious IT programmes ever undertaken by
> government"
> "The IT security for the system is to be linked to claimants' existing
> security codes, operated by their commercial banks, he also disclosed."
> "Freud said: "We are getting a lot of help from the banking community. They
> have got security systems we are looking at very closely. The fundamental is
> to know who is on the system, and one of the things we are looking at is
> piggy-backing on those systems. So rather than us having to ID assure, one
> of the things we can do is get customers to click through their bank account
> to us.""
> End quotes.
> The government already have an 'ID assurance system' called "Government
> Gateway" used for submitting tax returns, accessing state pension
> forecasting and probably other facilities.

The government gateway handily allows its operators to impersonate anyone
they want...
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