A quick tour of Inside Government

Today we released Inside Government, bringing together all the corporate and policy information of 2 ministerial departments (out of a total 24) and 3 smaller public bodies (out of the hundreds of agencies and other bodies who will later be joining the site).

Here’s a quick video to explain what Inside Government is all about.

You can find this video, along with some more information, at

The new URLs for the 5 organisations are: - Department for Communities and Local Government - Department for Transport - Driving Standards Agency - Building Regulations Advisory Committee - The Planning Inspectorate

Roll credits

Inside Government was built by GDS, but it’s the people in the 5 departments and agencies who deserve most of the credit for today’s launch.

We are hugely grateful to the following people for their hard work, pragmatism, broad shoulders and the trust they have placed in us. Thanks for being the first and helping us learn.

Department for Communities and Local Government

Lauren McAllister
Howard Gossington
Simon Ricketts
Graham Noad

Department for Transport

Sioned James
Gavin Dispain
Luke Vincent
Gwen Cheeseman
Hayley Ward
Dave Stiffell
Tommy Baines
Philip Goodyear
Margaret O’Mahony
Matt Redmond

Driving Standards Agency

John Ploughman
Doug Swain

Special thanks also to Tim Stamp and his team in DFT and James Denman in DCLG for helping us refine our approach to publishing government statistics.

Inside Government in blog posts

Here’s a roundup of posts on this blog and press releases which tell the Inside Government story so far...

Launching Inside Government - guest post from Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary

The new home on the web for DFT and DCLG

What is Inside Government?

Explaining government policy

What you won’t see (yet) on Inside Government

Digging into the detail

Have I got government news for you?

A little blog on the side - Inside Inside Government

Learning alongside Inside Government - guest post from John Ploughman, Driving Standards Agency

Designing for the long read on Inside Government

Showing people around Inside Government

All about the beta

Cabinet Office press release - Second release of GOV.UK beta

Introducing the next phase of the Inside Government beta

Inside Government - a few highlights

Delivering Inside Government

Feedback isn’t just for Cobain and Hendrix - what we heard from the Inside Government beta

When we were young

Government policy - a spotters’ guide

The vision for corporate websites in the single domain (with early wireframes)

Government corporate websites in eye-popping 3D

Why do people need government department websites?


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  2. This week at GDS - Mike Bracken.

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  6. Agencies and Arm’s Length Bodies – the next phase of Inside Government | Government Digital Service

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