• ScotPayments – Confirmation of Payee has launched

    28th March 2024 by

    Blog by Megan Abbott, Lead Business Relationship Manager, ScotPayments. In our last blog, we shared a progress update for ScotPayments, a new payments service being designed and built by the Digital Directorate. Since then, we have gone live with our new feature Confirmation of Payee. Confirmation of Payee helps users verify that they are sending…

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  • ScotPayments – £13.5 million milestone reached

    18th December 2023 by

    Since launching the minimal viable service in June 2022, we’ve continued to take an agile approach to the development of the platform and adoption of payments, starting small and allowing the service to scale over time. As of December 2023, ScotPayments has now processed over 6000 payments to the value of £13.5 million which will increase at pace as we continue to scale our platform.

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  • SG Payments Service – Two million pounds milestone reached

    14th December 2022 by

    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…

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  • SG payments service – Launch of private beta

    27th June 2022 by

    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…

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  • Making our first payments using the Payments Service

    17th January 2022 by

    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…

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  • From tiny acorns: delivering a new payments service

    7th December 2021 by

    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…

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  • Shared Services Programme Bidder event – 9 March

    23rd February 2021 by

    The Scottish Government Shared Services programme is looking to engage with the market on options to transform the provision of shared services in government. We currently deploy separate Oracle eBusiness Suite solutions for HR/Payroll and Finance. This enables the delivery of services to core Government Directorates and their employees and also a range of Executive…

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  • SG Payments Beta Update: Building a Common Platform

    16th February 2021 by

    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…

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  • SG Payments – Moving from Alpha to Beta

    25th November 2020 by

    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,…

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  • SG payments project – Keep on collaborating

    30th September 2020 by

    Blog by Fiona Maclellan, Senior Service Designer, Product and Commercial Division. The SG payments project has taken a user-centred approach since it began in 2018. This has involved working closely with users through the Discovery phase, our Alpha build and as we prepare for our next phase. We recently posted about the project’s progress, and…

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