Policy paper

Government Digital Strategy: action 6 - digital by default service standard

An outline of how each government department is carrying out action 6 of the Government Digital Strategy.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Government Digital Strategy commits each government department to carrying out 16 actions.

Action 6 is that from April 2014, all new or redesigned transactional services will meet the digital by default service standard. This document outlines how each department is doing this.

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Published 4 December 2013
Last updated 16 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated with 2014 actions and plans for 2015.
  2. First published.