Post Offices: Biometrics

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many biometric applications were lodged at post offices in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how much revenue those applications raised.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Post Office provides biometric services on behalf of the Home Office. The fee payable by customers is £19.20 (including VAT). Excluding the VAT makes the net revenue to the Post Office £16 per transaction. The volume of transactions for the last 3 years is as follows:

Year

Volume of Transactions

2015/16

511,044

2016/17

531,347

2017/18

529,816

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