• How government works

    About the UK system of government. Understand who runs government, and how government is run

  • Government Gateway

    Government Gateway is a secure online account for using government online services - how to register, log in, activation codes and the helpdesk

  • Petition the government

    Create a new petition, or search and sign other people's petitions to the UK government

  • Get involved

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

  • Get a birthday or anniversary message from the Queen

    Get a message (telegram) from the Queen - birthdays and anniversaries that qualify, documents you need

  • Access to Elected Office Fund

    The Access to Elected Office Fund helps disabled people with the costs of standing for election - what you'll get, who is eligible and how to apply

  • Avoid and report internet scams and phishing

    Find out how internet scams work and what to be aware of - misleading websites, report website fraud, suspicious communication and phishing

  • Call charges and phone numbers

    Call costs for 0800, 0808, 0845, 0870, 03 and other phone numbers from UK landlines and mobiles

  • Emergency response and recovery

    Guidance for staff of responder agencies, particulary senior officers or managers who may get involved in emergency response and recovery work

  • Identity cards

    Identity cards have been scrapped - what to do if you still have one, biometric residence permits, identity cards for foreign nationals

  • When do the clocks change?

    Dates when the clocks go back or forward in 2013, 2014, 2015 - includes British Summer Time, Greenwich Mean Time

Additional detailed guidance from government departments