The Government Digital Strategy and departmental digital strategies commit us to the redesigning and rebuilding of 25 significant ‘exemplar’ services. We’re going to make them simpler, clearer and faster to use. All these are to meet the Digital By Default Service Standard by April 2014 and be completed by March 2015.

This dashboard shows you which transactions are in the programme, what progress is being made, and the estimated scale of the digital service.

You can read more about the transformation programme on our blog.

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A quick look at our progress so far:

A quick look at our progress so far.
  Description Anticipated service volume Responsible department

Electoral registration Beta

A digital service to make registering to vote simpler, clearer and faster for individuals

46m Confirmed on the electoral register in first year

Apprenticeship applications Alpha

If you want to advertise or apply for an apprenticeship you’ll be able to do it quickly and easily online

1.38m Applications a year

Redundancy payments Beta

If your company has recently become insolvent you’ll be able to apply for redundancy payment online

270k Transactions a year

Patent renewals Beta

If you want to renew a patent you’ll be able to do it quickly and easily online

380k Renewals a year

Land registry Alpha

Land Registry is working with colleagues from GDS to explore the concept of creating a new digital service that is simpler, clearer and faster


Student finance Live

If you have, or are applying for, student loans and grants you’ll be able to manage them using an improved online service

1.3m Students supported

Waste carrier registration Beta

You can register as a waste carrier using this quick and easy online service

200k Registrations in first year

Rural support (Common Agricultural Policy) Alpha

You’ll be able to submit accurate and verifiable information online about how you use your land, so you can claim subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy

105k Applications in first year

View driving record Beta

If you’re a driver you’ll be able to view information from your record, including what vehicles you can drive and any penalty points and disqualifications

6m Driver enquiries a year

Personalised registrations Alpha

If you want to transfer or apply for a number plate you’ll be able do it online, without having to visit a DVLA office

1.6m Transactions a year

Vehicle management Alpha

If you want to transfer ownership of a car you’ll be able to do it yourself online or using an intermediary

18m Transactions a year

Claim Carer’s Allowance Beta

If you’re a carer you’ll be able to apply for financial help from government using a simple online service

3.2m Carers supported

Claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Discovery

If you’re applying for financial help from government for living with disabilities there’ll be a simple digital service for you to use

2m People supported

Universal Credit Beta

Universal Credit will roll 6 benefits and tax credits into 1 to simplify the system and ensure people are better off in work

10m Adults supported

PAYE for employees Beta

If you want to check or update your PAYE status you’ll be able to do it online, and see the effect on the tax you pay

2m Employees a year

Digital self-assessment Beta

If you’re registered for self-assessment you’ll be able to manage your tax affairs with a fully digital service, without any more confusing paper correspondence

10m Registered for self-assessment

Your tax account Beta

If you run a business you’ll be able to check how much tax you owe, learn about what you can and can’t claim, and pay your tax — all in one place

2.5m Registered for corporation tax

Agent online self-serve Beta

If you’re a tax agent you’ll be able to fully manage your clients’ tax with a simple online service

120k Tax agents

Registered traveller Beta

If you’re an eligible, frequent traveller to the UK you’ll be able to easily apply to use e-passport gates, cutting time queuing at airports

1m Journeys per year within 5 years

Passports Alpha

If you need to renew your passport you’ll be able to do it using a simple online service

5.64m Transactions each year

Visas Beta

If you need a visa to visit the UK you’ll be able to apply using a simple online service

3.4m Visas issued a year

Civil claims Beta

Saving people money and hassle by creating a digital service for small claims, including money and possession claims

1.85m Claims a year

Employment tribunal fee payment beta

If you're lodging an appeal to an employment tribunal you’ll be able to pay the accompanying fee online

200k Transactions per year

Prison visit booking Alpha

If you're visiting a prison you’ll be able to book using a single service, offering a simpler, faster experience for families, friends and professionals

1.5m Visits a year

Lasting power of attorney Beta

If you’re making a lasting power of attorney, it’ll be easier using a simple online service, helping people to plan ahead for an uncertain future

300k Applications a year