Welcome to GOV.UK

The best place to find government services and information

Simpler, clearer, faster

This website replaces

  • Directgov
  • Businesslink

Services and information

Departments and policy

The websites of all government departments and many other agencies and public bodies are being merged into GOV.UK.

Here you can see all their policies, announcements, publications, statistics and consultations.

How government works

How government works

In the UK, the Prime Minister leads the government with the support of the cabinet and ministers. You can find out who runs government and how government is run, as well as learning about the history of government.

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Get involved

Get involved

Find out how you can engage with government directly, and take part locally, nationally or internationally. You can also read policies about how government is increasing participation.

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Find out what the UK government is doing in over 200 world locations. You can read the priorities for each location and get embassy information and contact details.

See all locations