About Us

Who we are, what we do

Hi. Welcome to GovWire.

At GovWire our primary goal is to make it much, much easier to read news and announcements from the government.

We think the current Government news website is a little bland, so we set out to create a more visually appealing website that's easy to use, navigate and share with others.

Over the course of several weeks, we created a 'mashup' of the news items published on the website. Thanks to the Open Government Licence, websites such as ours are actively encouraged to re-use their news 'freely and flexibly'. We think we're on the right track to doing just that.

Every hour of every day, our automated programme fetches all the latest news, sorts and categorises it, then places it into a huge database of government news, which can be browsed and searched by anyone.

News items are categorised into both government department as well as policy area, so it's easy to find news that interests you the most.

Feel free to get in touch with us to tell us about any bugs you find, ideas you may have, or improvements that you'd like to see. Although the site was launched in December 2015 we'll gradually improve it as time progresses, and hopefully by the end of 2016 we'll have an unrivalled 'portal' of government news that's quick and easy to use. Most of all, we hope that it's useful and enjoyable.

Thanks for stopping by.

Chris Haycock

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