This will help make sure more and more people benefit from the huge potential of technology and can use it to shop, bank and access Government services. DCMS organises the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph and has responsibility for providing humanitarian assistance in the event of a disaster.
Other responsibilities of DCMS include listing of historic buildingsscheduling of ancient monumentsexport licensing of cultural goodsand management of the Government Art Collection GAC.
Allowing organisations greater flexibility to reuse identities is an important step towards this goal.
With people increasingly required to prove their identity to access services, whether it is to buy age-restricted items on and offline or make it easier to register at a new GP surgery, these plans aim to help make doing so easier and more secure.
The scheme will then be opened up to a small cohort of additional private sector companies for use across a range of services.
Individuals applying to access selected services online could have their identity verified this way if they choose to. We are encouraged that the proposals will explore the potential for individuals to reuse previously verified identities and look forward to collaborating on the pilot scheme.
UK Verify programme is mature enough to move to the next phase of its development, in which the private sector takes on responsibility for broadening the usage and application of digital identity in the UK.
In the Government's response to the 7 July London bombings the department coordinated humanitarian support to the relatives of victims and arranged the memorial events.