Inside GOV.UK


Looking for government information online will inevitably bring the researcher into contact with the GOV.UK website or one of the many other sites in the GOV.UK domain. With the site in its third year, it is worth looking at the corresponding data and guidance provided by the Government Digital Service as part of its transparency programme. This can certainly be useful when trying to work out where information might be located and to keep a weather eye on trends in government information management.

The main site was launched in 2012 as the keystone of the Digital By Default agenda with the intention of bringing government information and public services together into one online portal. As the websites were consolidated, the total number of individual central government websites was reduced; however many individual websites for agencies, services and projects remain. In addition to these there are also the numerous local government organisations, statutory bodies and regional agencies…

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