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The waste carrier registration exemplar aimed to process 100,000 online registrations in its first year.
|Department||Permanent secretary||Digital leader|
|Environment Agency||Bronwyn Hill||Julie Pierce|
This service is being developed in two phases. Phase 1 is for basic registration for some waste carriers, while phase 2 will add new features, such as payments and renewal, and cater for all waste carriers. Phase 1 is in public beta. Phase 2 has passed its public beta Digital by Default Service Assessment.
Watch a short demo about registering online to carry waste, filmed January 2014:
Watch a short update about the beta, filmed December 2013:
Watch a description of the exemplar:
The public beta was released within 3 months of starting.
The beta service passed the Digital by Default Service Standard assessment.
Updates to the beta were released without disrupting the service for users.
Over 20,000 users registered in the first 6 months.
96% of users registered online with a satisfaction rating of 89%.
Defra minister successfully used service in July 2014.
Assembling and managing the team to run the live service.
Developing the service to include a payments and renewal service and cater for all waste carriers.
Preparing for live assessment.
Consider how far the underlying platform can be used for other Defra digital services.
Share lessons from the exemplar across the Environment Agency and Defra.
Digital strategy statement
From the ‘Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs digital strategy’ — December 2012:
“Key benefits of service redesign will include:
- Provision of a user-friendly and convenient digital service channel.
- Reducing the costs associated with the current paper-based system for business and government.
- Potentially integrating with other business-focused transactions across government”
Scope of exemplar
The new service will enable easy online registration as a waste carrier. Savings currently forecast at between £2 million and £4 million, to be achieved over the next five years.
Completed: Phase 1 discovery - July 2012.
Completed: Finish Phase 1 alpha — October 2013.
Completed: Finish Phase 2 alpha — June 2014.
Completed: Phase 1 public beta — April 2014.
Completed: Start Phase 2 development — August 2014.
Release Phase 2 public beta — March 2015.
Service goes live (depending on Service Standard assessment) — after March 2015.
See the registered waste carrier service.