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Innovative and influential; find out why the Identity and Passport Service and the General Register Office are so often in the news. Access press releases, articles and announcements here. This is also where to look for archived news and ministerial speeches.


Our latest news releases covering developments in the National Identity Service including the selection of Greater Manchester as the location for the roll out of the first identity cards; and the business partnership initiatives that will help deliver the cards to the wider population.



Read the latest announcements and formal statements from the Identity and Passport Service and our stakeholders.