Tom Brewster, writes in Tech Week Europe: PayPal has secured a position on the governmentâ€™s Identity Assurance Programme, which will be managing access for the Universal Credit benefit scheme when it launches next year, TechWeekEurope understands. Last week seven organisations had been brought on board for the Identity Assurance service, which is designed to let people choose how they access government services. But a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spokesperson told TechWeekEurope an eighth and final organisation for the Universal Credit project was set to be announced soon. That eighth organisation is set to be announced as PayPal, TechWeekEurope understands. It is believed PayPal will line up alongside those providers announced last week, including the Post Office, Cassidian, Digidentity, Experian, Ingeus, Mydex and Verizon. They have all been tasked with delivering a â€œsecure online identity registration serviceâ€ for the DWP.