Terms and conditions

Read our summary of's Terms and conditions.


  • You must use GOV.UK lawfully and without infringing on others' rights or restricting their use of the site.
  • Content on GOV.UK can change or be removed at any time without notice.
  • Some services accessed through GOV.UK have their own terms and conditions.
  • Other websites can link to GOV.UK without permission unless charges or endorsements are implied.
  • GOV.UK is not responsible for content on linked external websites or any loss arising from their use.
  • Most GOV.UK content is available under the Open Government Licence, allowing reuse with conditions.
  • GOV.UK does not guarantee that information on the site is current, secure, accurate, complete, or free from bugs/viruses.
  • GOV.UK is not liable for any loss or damage from using the site, except in certain circumstances like death or personal injury caused by negligence.
  • Content removal requests can be made under specific circumstances such as data protection or copyright infringement.
  • The terms and conditions of GOV.UK are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Things to watch out for

  • GOV.UK's content can change without notice, which might affect the information you rely on.
  • External links are not under GOV.UK's control, and they're not responsible for any losses incurred from their use.
  • You're responsible for ensuring your use of GOV.UK doesn't expose your computer to malware.

AI recommendations

When using GOV.UK, it's important to remember that while the site is a valuable resource for government services and information, it is subject to change and may not always be completely up to date or free from errors. If you're using the site for important transactions or decisions, double-check the information with the relevant department or agency. Always ensure your computer has up-to-date antivirus software to prevent potential risks from malicious content.


What should I do if I find outdated or incorrect information on GOV.UK?

You should report any inaccuracies to the relevant government department or agency and not rely solely on the information provided by GOV.UK for critical decisions.

Can I use the content from GOV.UK for my own purposes?

Most content is available under the Open Government Licence, which means you can use it as long as you comply with the licence's conditions. However, certain content, like departmental logos, may be exempt.

What happens if I encounter a security issue on GOV.UK?

You should ensure your own cybersecurity measures are robust. If you experience a security issue, you're advised to report it to the Government Digital Service immediately.

(Last updated: 09th December, 2023)

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