GOV.UK has been designed to make it simpler, clearer, and faster for you to get to what you need from government.

From 17 October, GOV.UK will replace Directgov and Business Link. This website will be the best place to find government services and information.

You can look at some examples of how GOV.UK works below, or use the search tool to get started right away.


Start with search

People begin most internet journeys with search, so we’ve designed the site with that in mind. Searches take you straight to the information you need.


Simple navigation

We keep the options simple and clear, and always show you where you are on the site.


Space to breathe

The clean design simplifies rather than confuses, making the site fast and easy to navigate.


Clearly organised information

If you don’t find what you need straight away a ‘related’ menu shows you other things we think might be useful.


Information is presented in a few different ways:

Guides are groups of information that are more lengthy or complex. Guides have "parts" on the left-hand side, allowing you to quickly access the right information.


Quick answers provide concise answers to popular user questions. Less text, more specific answers.


For more open-ended situations you can answer a series of questions and we'll give you the information you need. eg working out what loans and grants you can get if you're a student.


Services are tools and transactional pages that enable you to complete tasks online and interact with government. For local services just enter your postcode and find places and services which are close to you, such as your nearest recycling point or driving test centre.


Benefits and credits – an overview of a particular government benefit or credit, allowing you to read additional information if you need using the tabs at the top of the page.



It's a beta, so we'd love your feedback.