ID:22748 Section: Website

Updated:Tuesday 24th February 2015 Definition

(Wikipedia) - GOV.UK Web address Slogan Commercial? Type of site Registration Available in Content license Owner Created by Launched Alexa rank Current status
Simpler, clearer, faster
Government information
English and Welsh
Crown copyright Open Government Licence
HM Government
Government Digital Service
1 February 2012
958 (February 2015)

GOV.UK is a United Kingdom public sector information website, created by the Government Digital Service to provide a single point of access to HM Government services. The site became available as a beta test from 1 February 2012, following on from the Alphagov project. It officially replaced Directgov and the online services of Business Link on 17 October 2012.

The website is due to replace the individual websites of hundreds of government departments and public bodies by 2014. By 1 May 2013, all 24 ministerial departments and 28 other organisations had moved to GOV.UK.

  • 1 History
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


The first ministerial departments and other organisations moved to the Inside Government section of GOV.UK on 15 November 2012. On 12 December 2012, a further three departments migrated, bringing the total of ministerial departments to six out of a total of 24. By 1 May 2013, all ministerial departments had transferred to GOV.UK.

On 16 April 2013, GOV.UK won Design of the Year 2013 at the Design Museum awards. The Government Digital Service has also won a D&AD "Black Pencil" award for their work.

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