The Government’s first attempt to build a single website for all its content and services has been unveiled today. Alpha.gov.uk is, its creators stress, not finished and not final, but it is intended to allow users to give feedback on a plan that would see a new, consolidated approach to the hundreds of different sites the Government currently maintains.
The site is a radical reinterpretation of current government online services, asking users first for their location and being dominated by a search box.
Beneath the central search box are links to common queries, with guides and miniature apps answering questions on subjects including bank holidays, tax codes and what to do if you lose your passport either at home or while abroad. Underneath that is news from individual government departments.
Direct to New Experimental UK Gov One-Stop Site: Alpha.gov.uk
Learn More/Stay Current: Alpha.gov.uk Blog