First 2 govt department websites move to Gov.uk

So far, 1,700 government sites have been axed

The websites for the Department for Transport and the Department for Communities and Local Government have migrated to the new government website, Gov.uk, and other departments will soon follow, as the government wants all online public services to be available on a single website over the next year. It is estimated the move will save GBP 50 million per year.

According to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude: “Last month we launched Gov.uk, and now we are pushing ahead with moving departmental corporate and policy information onto the single domain.”

The Department for Communities and Local Government will include the Driving Standards Agency, the Building Regulations Advisory Committee and the Planning Inspectorate.

So far, 1,700 government sites have been axed since government digital champion Martha Lane Fox did a review of public sector digital services in 2010, following which the government launched its ‘digital by default’ agenda.

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