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    Julian Hobson
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    http://m.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/19/welfare-reform-government-hopes-app?cat=society&type=article

    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.”

    #112101
    Anonymous
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    Freud insisted the system can go ahead in the event of the HMRC and DWP system failing to integrate by 2014. He said: “To have this running really smoothly we need real-time information from employers, but if it is not working we can use other ways to get that information. It will be clunkier.”

    Oh, well that’s alright then – no need to panic, we have a clunky plan B! Is this guy for real? Nice to see he actually went to the IT centre in Warrington as oppose to sending his customary 3 minute DVD!

    #112106
    Anonymous
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    Apparently the DVD was sent but they couldn’t read it.

    #112113
    Rob Hawes1
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    [quote=Julian Hobson]http://m.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/19/welfare-reform-government-hopes-app?cat=society&type=article

    “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.”[/quote]

    What proportion of people with bank accounts actually bank online? How many people don’t even have bank accounts? It still looks like there’s going to be a substantial amount of documentation sent through the post. Still, it’ll keep the Royal Mail going for a while.

    #112124
    Andreas
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    [quote=Rob Hawes1]Still, it’ll keep the Royal Mail going for a while.[/quote]

    But who will be responsible for placing items sent through the post in a public bin?

    And whose responsibility will breaches of data protection/loss of data/denial of service etc? The bank, the Government or the customer?

    There are far more sophisticated systems that can’t stop their data from being got at… can’t see how this will work nor that there is any demand for it.

    I would assume most people who have bank accounts will be excluded from Universal Credit anyway – and I can’t see how the Government can force banks to open accounts for people who are currently unable to do so.

    #112126
    nolan1
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    Universal bank account contract anyone?

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