SG Payments Service – Two million pounds milestone reached
14th December 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Blog by Ben Mills, Service Designer, SG Payments Team, Civil Service Fast stream. It has been several months since we last posted an update, and a lot has happened. The Scottish Government Payments Service officially moved into Private Beta in June 2022 when we launched our Minimum Viable Service, working with our first early adopter...
SG payments service – Launch of private beta
27th June 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Blog by Lesley Allen, Service Owner, and Fiona Maclellan, Senior Service Designer, for the SG Payments Service. On 22 June, the Scottish Government Payments Service officially moved into private beta. Independent Living Fund Scotland, our beta partner, cut the ribbon and successfully made the first of many weekly Bacs payments to Transition Fund recipients. We’re...
Making our first payments using the Payments Service
17th January 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Blog by Alasdair Murray, Business Analyst, Cloud And Digital Services Division. On Wednesday 8th December, the SG Payments Service, which is operated by the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, successfully processed its first payroll run for Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland). While it’s a cause for celebration, we know that it’s only the tip of...
From tiny acorns: delivering a new payments service
7th December 2021 by Stewart Hamilton
Hugh Wallace, Service Owner, Digital Directorate, talks about the build up to a significant milestone for Scottish Government’s payments service. It feels like a timely moment to be writing about Scottish Government’s payments service. It was almost three years ago to the day when a small team – just four of us at the time...
SG Payments Beta Update: Building a Common Platform
16th February 2021 by Stewart Hamilton
Blog by Jennifer Campbell, Product Manager, Digital Transformation Division. Previously, we blogged about the SG Payments Project’s experience of moving from Alpha into Beta and the things we hope to achieve within this phase. Now that we’re a few months into our Beta work, we’re starting to make important decisions about how the service will...
SG Payments – Moving from Alpha to Beta
25th November 2020 by Stewart Hamilton
Blog by Carron Macnab, Delivery Manager, Product and Commercial Division. As a key commitment in the Digital Strategy for Scotland, the SG Payments Service will incrementally replace existing disparate and disconnected platforms that we currently use for paying out pensions, benefits and grants. We’ve previously blogged about our successful Alpha and proof of concept phases,...