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What we're working on: 10 June 2016

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This is a list of what we’ve been working on since the last update on 26 May 2016, and what we plan to do next. As usual we’ve divided the work up into lists of what we’ve been doing to keep GOV.UK running, and what we’re doing to make it better.

Running and supporting GOV.UK

To keep GOV.UK accurate, available and secure, to support government publishers and to meet the most pressing needs of end users, we’ve:

Improving GOV.UK

To improve GOV.UK in relation to the missions on our roadmap, we’ve:

Things we plan to do next

In the next 2 to 3 weeks we expect to:

  • improve the user journey for the new help at work if you're disabled service because users who aren't already aware of the help available don't know now to find the help they're entitled to
  • run a workshop with departments involved in the education theme so that we can prepare for the next phase of contextual research
  • analyse the user interviews that have been done for the Whitehall publishing process
  • start work on a 6-month project to produce a beta version of improved content on importing and exporting goods
  • run a 1-week collaborative project with Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to improve content and user journeys for council Tax and business rates
  • publish new mainstream guides on travelling abroad with a pet, and getting a copy of armed forces service records
  • migrate statistics announcements, HTML publications, publications document collections and fatality notices to use the publishing API
  • add withdraw functionality to the publishing API
  • work out how we will handle GovSpeak in the publishing API so that editors can control things like contacts and attachments consistently across publishing applications

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  1. Comment by Andrew Robertson posted on

    Hi, the link in the bullet "amended the accessibility wording in Whitehall to make it easier to request documents in accessible formats" doesn't work for me.

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      Comment by Hemita Bhatti posted on

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for letting us know. This has now been amended, you should be able to access the link.

      Kind Regards,


  2. Comment by Sheurie Warner posted on

    The 'Things we plan to do next' section mentions “migrate statistics announcements, HTML publications, publications document collections and fatality notices to use the publishing API"

    Will this change impact on the front-end or publishing-end of GOV.UK? We will need to alert our News team if anything is going to change with the Fatality notices. Our statisticians will also be keen to know of any changes to their announcements.