DirectGov - c 120 seconds GOV.UK - c 80 seconds 100,000 days a year
Half the people Less than half the cost 7 x the output
We ’ re applying similar disciples to departmental sites - reducing costs by creating common templates and publishing tools. Departments still have effective and differentiated web presences, full of content they provide and control, but more consistent design and navigation will ensure users can easily get to the content they want. People shouldn ’ t have to know how government is structured to find the information they need, so we ’ re also playing close attention to how information is structured and tagged – making it easy to search across government. So, for instance, users can find out about a policy or service without having to know, before they start, which department is responsible.
Intro to gov.uk
Louise RussellProgramme Manager Local Directgov
What if a user goes to a page that won’t be on GOV.UK?If a user has followed a link to a page on Directgov that is not being reproduced on GOV.UK they will see a message that:• explains the changeover• introduces them to GOV.UK• offers them a link to the National Archives to see the information that used to be on the page• or, whenever possible, a link to information provided by trusted third parties specific to the page they are looking for.