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
GOV.UK Verify is the new way to prove who you are online, so you can log in to government websites safely.
It’s simple and free to register for GOV.UK Verify with Barclays – and you don’t need to bank with us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can use the online service to
Use this service to get your State Pension online.
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.
Use this service to find out
You can’t use this service if you’re already getting your State Pension or if you’ve delayed (‘deferred’) claiming it.
Use the service to
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.
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
Use your personal tax account to check your records and manage your details with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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
You can renew your short-term medical driving licence if
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.
If you need to pay tax on your company car, you can use this service to
You can’t use this service if
Contact HMRC or your employer to update your details if you can’t do it online.
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
Register online as a ‘trusted helper’ to help a friend or relative
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
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:
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.
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.
Depending on how you first created your identity profile, you can make changes using one of two options.
Update using Online Banking
If you created your profile using your Online Banking details, you need to make changes by logging into Online Banking and editing the personal details for your bank account – they’re shared with your identity profile.
Update your identity profile
If you created your profile by choosing a username and password, please log in.