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MOD website to migrate to GOV.UK

Charlotte Jee Published 11 December 2012

Website to appear on Inside Government section of GOV.UK on 13 December


The Ministry of Defence (MOD) website is due to close on Thursday 13 December, with all content to be transferred to the GOV.UK website.

The MOD's website will be moved to the 'Inside Government' section of GOV.UK, which will eventually provide a single platform for all government departments' publishing activity.

According to a statement on the MOD's current website, "from Thursday when you go to the old site you will be redirected to GOV.UK's MOD pages .

"All the content on the current MOD website has been captured on the UK Government Web Archive provided by the National Archives."

The MOD will join two other government departments on Inside Government- the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Transport (DFT).

The two departments moved to the GOV.UK domain on 15 November, along with three associated agencies- the Driving Standards Agency, the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and the Planning Inspectorate.

According to the Government Digital Service, over the next 18 months hundreds more government websites are expected to migrate to GOV.UK, which the government hopes will save at least £50m of public money.

By 2014, the websites of all government departments and various public bodies will have been moved to the Inside Government section of GOV.UK.

GOV.UK was launched on 17 October as a replacement for DirectGov and Business Link. It will eventually provide a single portal for all government operations.

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