Without an ID, young people are being socially excluded, overlooked and left behind – unable to easily apply for jobs, housing, bank accounts, and even give blood. It’s also harder for them to get the age related discounts they deserve and take part in social activities like going to the cinema or going on a night out.
The UK government is adding more and more scenarios where we need to prove our identity. Buying drain cleaner, energy drinks, voting, accessing adult content online. The list goes on.