GOV.UK Pay

GOV.UK Pay is the new simple, secure way to pay for government services online. It will make it easier and more efficient for government to process payments, saving time and effort for service teams across government.

What we're working on in Government as a Platform

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As more and more services begin to adopt our Government as a Platform components, we’ve decided to post regular updates on our progress building them. This is a list of what we’ve done so far in 2017. We’ll iterate the format of these updates to make them as useful as we can.

GOV.UK Pay gets Payment Card Industry (PCI) accreditation

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GOV.UK Pay is now compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This means GOV.UK Pay can process credit and debit card payments on behalf of government and wider public sector organisations. Till Wirth and Rory Smith talk about the team's approach to security in the context of agile software development and continuous delivery.

Partners in research

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Dominic Hey (Ministry of Justice) and David Ware (Government Digital Service) spotted an opportunity to pool resources and partner up on user research. They recently held the first joint usability session, with members of both teams observing.

Building GOV.UK Pay

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Ian Maddison explains how user research has informed the approach and technical decisions in the GOV.UK Pay beta. He also gives an update on the public API, how they're making integration straightforward, and security.