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Barclays Identity Service

GOV.UK Verify is the new way to prove who you are online, so you can log in to government websites safely.

  • One private login for GOV.UK websites – pensions, tax and more 
  • Tough security protects privacy and helps prevent identity theft
  • Register in 15 minutes – no waiting for codes by post

It’s simple and free to register for GOV.UK Verify with Barclays – and you don’t need to bank with us.

 

One login for GOV.UK websites

What’s GOV.UK Verify? 

GOV.UK Verify is a new way to log into Government websites and replaces Government Gateway. When you register, a Government-certified company verifies you’re who you say you are and gives you an identity profile. 

You can then use your profile to log into any GOV.UK website with the GOV.UK Verify logo. So you’ll have just one username and password to remember, not half a dozen.

How does Barclays help?

Barclays is certified by GOV.UK to verify identities. We do this by asking you some simple questions and carrying out a range of identity checks. You don’t need to bank with us to register for an identity profile, but if you do, we can use some information from Online Banking to speed things up.

Afterwards, we carry out a quick identity check every time you log into a GOV.UK website to make sure it’s you – not someone else.

It’s safe to create an identity profile with Barclays

We keep your personal information safe and secure, and we never share financial information with GOV.UK. We don’t know which GOV.UK website you’re using when you log in with your Barclays identity profile.

Anyone can create an identity profile with Barclays1, but if you do bank with us, your profile is separate to your Online Banking account. 

Where can I use my profile?

You can use a Barclays identity profile with a wide range of GOV.UK websites. Create your profile by going to a site you already use, or want to use.

  • Complete your Self-Assessment

    You can use the online service to

    • Fill in and send your tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
    • Go back to a tax return you’ve already started
    • Check your details, view returns and print your tax calculation
  • Get your State Pension

    Use this service to get your State Pension online.

    You’ll need:

    • The date of your most recent marriage, civil partnership or divorce
    • The dates of any time spent living or working abroad
    • Your personal or joint bank or building society details

    If you’ve received a letter about getting your State Pension, you can use the invitation code from it.

    If you haven’t received any invitation letter 2 months before your State Pension age, you can still claim online.

  • Check your State Pension

    Use this service to find out

    • How much State Pension you could get (this amount is also known as your State Pension forecast)
    • When you can get it
    • How to increase it, if you can

    You can’t use this service if you’re already getting your State Pension or if you’ve delayed (‘deferred’) claiming it.

  • Sign into your personal tax account

    Use the service to

    • Check your tax code and Personal Allowance
    • Tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about changes that affect your tax code
    • Update your employer or pension provider details
    • See an estimate of how much tax you’ll pay over the whole tax year
    • Change the estimates of how much income you’ll get over the year from your jobs or pensions
  • View or share your driving licence information

    You can use this service to

    • View your driving record, for example vehicles you can drive
    • Check your penalty points or disqualifications
    • Create a licence ‘check code’ to share your driving record with someone, for example a car hire company

    The ‘check code’ will be valid for 21 days.

  • Complete your claim or access your Universal Credit account

    You can apply for Universal Credit online.

    You might also need to attend an interview at your local Jobcentre Plus. You’ll be told if you need to after you apply.

    You’ll get your first payment around 6 weeks after applying online if your application is successful.

     

  • Claim your redundancy payment and monies owed

    You can claim money (eg redundancy pay, wages you’re owed, holiday pay) if you’ve lost your job because your employer has been made insolvent. 

    Use this service if

    • You’ve been made redundant because your employer is insolvent
    • You have a case reference number (you get this from the insolvency practitioner)
    • You have your National Insurance number
    • You have an email address
    • You’re a national of the UK, the European Economic Area or you’re a Commonwealth citizen with permission to work in the UK
  • Check your Income Tax for the current year

    Use your personal tax account to check your records and manage your details with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

  • Report a medical condition that affects your driving

    You must tell DVLA about a health or medical condition that could affect your driving.

    You’ll need to enter details about your current driving licence and your condition. You might also need to give your GP’s name and address.

    You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving.

    You can only use the online service to report

    • A condition that affects your vision
    • A defibrillator that you’ve had fitted
    • Diabetes
    • Epilepsy
    • A heart condition
    • A sleep condition
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • A stroke
    • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Renew your short-term medical driving license

    You can renew your short-term medical driving licence if 

    • You have one because of a medical condition
    • It lasts for 1, 2, 3 or 5 years
    • It’s about to expire, or already has

    At the moment, you can only renew online if you have diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, a visual impairment, a sleep condition, or a heart condition.

  • Check or update your company car tax

    If you need to pay tax on your company car, you can use this service to

    •  Check your company car’s details
    •  Tell HMRC about any changes to your car since 6 April
    •  Update your fuel benefit, if your employer pays for fuel

    You’ll need

    • The car’s list price (including VAT and accessories)  you can get this from the manufacturer or your employer
    • CO2 emissions information
    • Your National Insurance number the first time you sign in

    You can’t use this service if

    • You were offered a ‘cash allowance’ instead of a car after 6 April 2017
    • You used either of the following after 6 April 2017: a flexible benefits package with a cash option, or a salary sacrifice arrangement
    • You’re part of a car averaging or car sharing scheme
    • Your employer is managing benefits and expenses through the company payroll (known as ‘payrolling’)
    • You want to make updates for a company commercial vehicle, such as a van

    Contact HMRC or your employer to update your details if you can’t do it online.

  • Use Rural Payments

    Sign in to make a rural payments claim or update your details. You can register if you don’t already have an account.

    You can use the service to

    • Apply for rural grants and payments, including the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
    • Update your personal and business details
    • Check and update digital maps of your registered land
    • Give someone permission to act on your behalf
  • Help friends and family with their tax

    Register online as a ‘trusted helper’ to help a friend or relative

    • Check they’re paying the right amount of Income Tax
    • Check or update their personal tax account
    • Claim a tax refund
    • Check or update their company car tax

    The person you’re helping must then use the service to accept your registration. If they can’t go online, you may be able to call HMRC on their behalf.

    You can be a trusted helper for up to 5 people.

    The person you’re helping will still be legally responsible for their own tax.

    You’ll need the following details for you and the person you’re helping

    • First and last name
    • National Insurance number
    • Date of birth
  • Request a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

    Apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record. This is called ‘basic disclosure’. It’s available for people living or working in England and Wales.

    To apply, you’ll need:

    • All your addresses for the last 5 years and the dates you lived there
    • Your National Insurance number
    • A debit or credit card
    • Proof of your identity, for example a passport, valid driving license or birth certificate (if you haven’t used GOV.UK Verify before)

Getting your free identity profile is easy

1. Choose Barclays at GOV.UK

Go to the GOV.UK website you want to use and select the ‘sign in using GOV.UK Verify’ option. Follow the on-screen instructions and when asked to choose a company to verify your identity, select Barclays.

2. Complete our identity checks

We’ll ask you some simple questions to verify that you’re who you say you are – not someone pretending to be you. We may also need details from some identity documents to help with our checks.

Already have a Barclays identity profile?

Log into your profile to make changes to your personal details.