Cabinet Office website switches to

By Danny Palmer
21 Feb 2013 View Comments website

The Cabinet Office website has become the latest departmental site to move across to the domain as the government continues to push its "digital by default" scheme.

Eventually, information about all central government corporate and policy content will be available through the portal, which is designed to better meet the needs of users.

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"The Inside Government section of has been designed to make government information easier to find and more transparent for the user. For the first time, you can begin to find out what's happening inside government all in one place, and in a clear, consistent and transparent format," states the updated website, which is sporting a redesigned, more modern look.

By switching away from DirectGov to the new website, the government expects to save at least £50m a year.

The Cabinet Office, along with the Offices of the Leaders of the Houses of Commons and Lords which were transferred at the same time, have now joined eight other government departments which have already moved to since November. This brings the total to 11 departments that have now made the switch, with the remaining 13 expected to follow in the coming few months.

The scheme is designed to make accessing information about the government much simpler.

"In the way it has been built – and will continue to be updated and improved on the basis of experience and user feedback – is an example of how the civil service should keep continuously changing and improving and remain focused on outcomes," said Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude at the launch of last year.

"The public wants services to be delivered better, and with we are responding with a digital platform that makes services quicker and easier to use, and produces efficiencies for government," he added.


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