Recommended open standards for government

Information about the open standards recommended for use in government technology.



The UK government selects open standards for use in government technology. The aim is to apply these consistently across government bodies, making our services more integrated and better for users.

These profiles include the open standards chosen by peer review and public comment through the Open Standards for government process.

The Open Standards Board endorsed the first set of open standards for government technology in September 2013.

Published 26 June 2019
Last updated 7 August 2020 + show all updates
  1. Addition of 3 new profiles for 'Using metadata to describe tabular data for publishing', 'Using metadata to describe data shared within government' and 'Using metadata to describe csv data'. Please note that the publication date for these profiles will appear on all the profiles, but there are no changes to any other profiles at this time.

  2. Addition of the recommended Tabular Data Standard.

  3. First published.