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 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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Winter storms and floods

Winter floods

Get the latest information and advice from government about the floods and storms causing disruption across the UK. Find out about help available to communities and how to prepare for severe weather.

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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