Government plans to position the Identity & Passport Service as the UK's de facto identity services broker seem not to have entirely caught the imagination of the private sector, figures in IPS' annual report and accounts suggest. Although IPS recruited 44 new customers for its Passport Validation Service (PVS), income from this …
If they were any good at business
...they wouldn't be in Government. I always enjoy the fantasyland that is Government ministers counting the golden eggs their latest goose will lay. They don't know how to analyse an offering for its business gains, and over-estimate the width of that path business is going to beat to their door. All too many of them, including our dear PM, have been lifelong politicians, and wouldn't know a hard business fact if it hit them in the chops. It's part of the piquant charm of politicians declaiming on how government should base itself (eg NHS) on business models. How could they possibly know if this is a good idea, will work, is sensible? And yet, poor dears, they persist.
Passports and Identity Theft
The way Employment Agencies want proofs of identity, if you wanted to get into the identity theft business, there are worse targets.
Especially with so many being national operations.
And they're so eager to get you on their books before they tell you anything.