EPP Licensing - Self Certification

Self Certifications are run internally by each department, organised through their responsible Digital Leader. The Digital Leader will certify the service meets the Digital by Default service standard criteria. The Self Certification process is currently in Alpha, and will continue to be iterated on. Services with over 100,000 transactions a year will continue to be assessed by GDS.

As a requirement of new legislation, users who acquire, use or posses for private purposes such as a hobby, certain chemicals and other substances which can also be used to make explosives will be required to hold a licence. This service provides a means of ascertaining whether a licence is required, and if so, an application and payment process for a licence.

Department / Agency:

Date of Submission:

Assessment Stage:

Lead Assessor:
C. Williams / E. Charles

Service Manager:
S. Tam

 Digital Leader:
N. Driskell

Assessors Summary:

The assessors considered that the service had met the digital by default service standard and have approved the launch of the beta product.

The service has been built using user research and has been iterated and tested to make the service simple to use. There is a clear process to establish whether a licence is required prior to a simple application process.

Results Against the Digital by Default Criteria:

Criteria Passed Criteria Passed
1 Yes 2 Yes
3 Yes 4 Yes
5 Yes 6 Yes
7 Yes 8 Yes
9 Yes 10 N/A
11 N/A 12 N/A
13 Yes 14 Yes
15 Yes 16 N/A
17 Yes 18 Yes
19 Yes 20 Yes
21 Yes 22 N/A
23 N/A 24 N/A
25 Yes 26 N/A
Details of criteria that are not applicable to this service
10. No AD need established. Will remain under consideration during the beta.
11. New service.
12. No non-digital steps.
15. Product code not open is but all new code and functionality is reusable.
16. N/A at this stage. May consider IDA platform when established.
22-24. Do not need to report on the performance platform.
26. Small service – director to test the service.