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Government to shut over 500 websites

The government is to close 551 of its websites and create larger, one-stop sites.

The government is to close 551 of its websites and create larger, one-stop sites.

The move is part of the ongoing Transformational Government project, and aims to make it easier for citizens to find the public sector information they want.

Only 26 of the government websites examined so far by the project are certain to be retained.

Relevant information from the closed sites will be transferred to the www.direct.gov.uk and www.businesslink.gov.uk websites.

Pat McFadden, minister for transformational government, said, “We are dealing decisively with the proliferation of government websites by getting rid of more than 500 of them. We are ensuring that the quality of our services will not be affected by these changes.”

The decision to close the websites is outlined in a Transformational Government progress report now available from the Cabinet Office.

Government delays Transformational report >>

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