A Cabinet Office official told Bloomberg that beta is a standard labelling practice for a digital service that is fully operational. Experienced IT professionals may contest this definition.
What a liar. Alpha is a standard labelling practice in the world of Government service for a digital service that is fully operational. For at least six years.
For that's how long the Dartford Crossing Payments page has been labelled "alpha"
I had a spat on here with an ex-GDS geezer who said "Nothing to do wiv us guv, it's someone else". Even though, of course, it's clearly labelled as a gov service. Apparently the branding isn't the point.