From 17th October Businesslink.gov and Directgov websites will close and be replaced by Gov.uk

From 17th October Businesslink.gov.uk and Directgov websites will close and be replaced by Gov.uk.

Gov.uk is the new home for government services and information online, and has been built by the Government Digital Service (GDS). You can use the new website now at www.gov.uk .

GOV.UK has been built to make it simpler, clearer and faster for people to find what they need from government. Initially, GOV.UK will be handling traffic to Directgov and Businesslink. Both of those sites will be switched off from 17th October, and people who use old links to visit them will be redirected to GOV.UK. Whenever possible, they’ll be taken directly to updated content on the new site.

The launch is the first step towards making GOV.UK the definitive website for people interacting with central government. More content from government departments and bodies will be incorporated over time, reducing the complexity currently experienced by customers and the cost incurred by the government.