Transparency data

Central government websites: reporting on progress 2012-2013

Progress report on open central government websites with metrics providing usage, accessibility and satisfaction ratings data.



Following the government response to the report conducted by the UK Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox, the Government Digital Service (GDS) was set up and amongst other tasks, charged with developing a single domain for government to provide better, simpler, more accessible information for citizens that will be cheaper and easier to operate for departments.

This website, GOV.UK, was launched in October 2012 and by May 2013 all central government departments had transitioned to it. As part of this, departments are working to support the closure of many of their existing websites whose content can be better made available on GOV.UK, as part of the establishment of the single domain.

Published 11 July 2013