Watch Sarah Richards and Mike Bracken from the Government Digital Service introduce GOV.UK in this short video. Watch on YouTube
Sarah: GOV.UK is a new website, it's the best place to find government services and information.
Mike: GOV.UK makes it simpler, clearer and faster for people to get what they need from government.
Sarah: It's got some step-by-step guides for things like employing new staff, which can make some complicated processes much easier to understand.
Mike: You can work out things like maternity pay with the help of some very simple tools.
Sarah: And for things like Bank Holidays, we put the information most people are looking for right in the middle of the page.
Mike: GOV.UK. It's simpler, clearer and faster. Have a look at www.gov.uk.
It’s a simpler, clearer and faster way to get what you need from the government.
Starting with search
People begin most internet journeys with search, so we’ve designed the site with that in mind.
Whether you use a search engine or our own search tools, we’ve made sure you’ll get to the information you want quickly.
Plain and direct language
We’ve made sure that everything on GOV.UK has been written simply and directly, so that it’s usable and accessible by everyone. That means short, engaging pieces of writing that avoid unnecessary jargon.
The GOV.UK style guide goes into more detail about the guidelines our writers follow for everything on the site.
Pages clear of clutter
Pages are clean and simple, and we’ve looked carefully at what people search for so we show the information most people want right away.
We’ll take you step by step through complicated processes, like employing staff for the first time and highlight the most important information.
Detail when you need it
If you need more specific information, about things like maternity pay entitlement, then our tools will quickly give you a clear answer.