Welcome to GOV.UK

The best place to find government services and information

Simpler, clearer, faster

This website replaces

  • Directgov
  • Businesslink

Services and information

  1. Benefits

    Includes tax credits, eligibility and appeals

  2. Births, deaths, marriages and care

    Parenting, civil partnerships, divorce and Lasting Power of Attorney

  3. Business and self-employed

    Tools and guidance for businesses

  4. Citizenship and living in the UK

    Voting, community participation, life in the UK, international projects

  5. Crime, justice and the law

    Legal processes, courts and the police

  1. Disabled people

    Includes carers, your rights, benefits and the Equality Act

  2. Driving and transport

    Includes car tax, MOT and driving licences

  3. Education and learning

    Includes student loans and admissions

  4. Employing people

    Includes pay, contracts and hiring

  5. Environment and countryside

    Includes flooding, recycling and wildlife

  1. Housing and local services

    Owning or renting and council services

  2. Money and tax

    Includes debt and Self Assessment

  3. Passports, travel and living abroad

    Includes renewing passports and travel advice by country

  4. Visas and immigration

    Visas, asylum and sponsorship

  5. Working, jobs and pensions

    Includes holidays and finding a job

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.

NATO Summit Wales 2014

NATO Summit Wales 2014

The UK is hosting the NATO summit for the first time since 1990. It takes place in Newport, Wales on 4 and 5 September, 2014.

GOV.UK blogs

GOV.UK blogs

Search the list of GOV.UK blogs, and find one to match your interest.



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.