The government has officially launched its single domain for government services and information, taking a large stride forward in its digital reform strategy.
The release of Gov.UK will replace DirectGov and Business Link as the place for citizens to find out about schools, benefits, transport and other types of public services.
All the information from the previous sites has been redesigned and rewritten to be more user friendly.
Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, said the new joined-up services site will save the taxpayers up to £70m per year by reducing duplication of resources.
Also, the fact that Gov.UK has been built using open source technology means the government will not have to pay expensive licensing costs.
Maude said more savings are expected as 24 government departments and other agencies move on to the Gov.UK platform in March next year.
Press releases and policy announcements from the government departments will be available from the Inside Government section of Gov.UK, and citizens will be able to carry out all their transactions with government departments from one single site.
"Gov.UK is focused on the needs of users, not the needs of government. It has been planned, written, organised and designed around what users need to get done, not around the ways government want them to do it," said Maude.
"In the way it has been built – and will continue to be updated and improved on the basis of experience and user feedback – Gov.UK is an example of how the civil service should keep continuously changing and remain focused on outcomes."
Gov.UK was launched by the Government Digital Service (GDS) in beta in January this year, with the idea being that the GDS would use feedback from citizens to improve the site before its official launch.
The project has been underway since Martha Lane Fox's "Revolution, not Evolution" report was released in October 2010.
The report inspired the government's Digital by Default strategy by suggesting the government should make life easier for citizens by giving them a single portal to interact with the public sector.
Following the release of Gov.UK, the GDS will turn its attention to reforming a host of central government IT contracts.
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