How to use RSS feeds

Find out how to receive the syndicated content available from our website.

What are RSS feeds?

Feeds provide an easy way to keep up with information posted on websites. When you subscribe to a feed, new content is sent (or 'syndicated') directly to your computer or handheld device the second it is added to the site. This site offers feeds in a format known as Really Simple Syndication (RSS).

Receiving the feed

Visit our news feeds and alerts page to see a list of the available RSS feeds from this site.

To subscribe to feeds you will need to use feed reader (also known as 'aggregator' or 'news reader') software, either in  the form of a website or a desktop application on your computer.

Setting up a feed differs from one reader to another, but it generally involves copying the URL of the feed and pasting it into the reader.

A range of free programs are available, including:

For PC users

For Mac users

Web based reader

You can also look at the many others available by searching the Internet with your preferred search engine. Once installed, follow the program's instructions to get your RSS feeds up and running.

The Department for Communities and Local Government does not support feed reading software or assist with its installation and cannot enter into correspondence about using feed reader software.

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