A handful of central government services running on GOV.UK have begun to take payments through Apple
They are doing so as part of a trial to prepare for their wider use, which is aimed at providing more options.
Under the trial the Apple and Google mechanisms have been added to the list of payment channels – along with credit and debit cards – that work within GOV.UK.
It involves four services:
The Global Entry Service, which enables UK citizens to obtain expedited entry to the US.
Online basic Disclosure and Barring Service checks, carried out before people are allowed to work in certain sectors, often involving vulnerable people.
The Registered Traveller Service for frequent visitors from non-EU countries to use e-gates at UK borders.
The Electronic Visa Waiver Service, allowing people from selected Middle East countries to travel more easily to the UK.