The UK has three levels of Government - central, regional and local. This category is for sites relating to all aspects of government. This will include information on statutory bodies working to UK Ministries and various research organisations. Local government sites tend to be duplicated across the Open Directory. They are located in the Local Government category under English, Welsh or Northern Ireland Councils. They are also found in the appropriate regional category, eg the Wirral local government site (http://www.wirral.gov.uk/) can be found at: http://dmoz.org/Regional/UK/England/Merseyside/Wirral as well as at: http://dmoz.org/Regional/UK/Government/Local_Government/English_Councils Increasingly the dividing lines between the various levels of Government are becoming blurred as are the distinctions between private and public bodies. However if you are submitting a site and are in any doubt as to whether this IS the right category please be assured - ODP editors will redirect your site to a more appropriate category if necessary! For sites related to the UK's political parties please see: Society/Politics/Parties/UK For sites which relate to the current discussions on the European union and single currency see: Society/Politics/European_Union/Debates,_Campaigns,_Issues/
Please ensure that you read the Category Description before submitting your site to this category. See also the Category Guidelines for a list of what will and will not be accepted in this category.
Official sites of Central Government advisory bodies and commissions.
Please submit only official sites of Central Government advisory bodies and commissions.
Official Central Government sites concerning Agriculture in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only official Central Government sites concerning Agriculture in the United Kingdom. This includes sites sponsored by Government Departments, Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies.
Official websites produced or sponsored by the United Kingdom Cabinet Office, its Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies.
Please submit only official websites produced or sponsored by the United Kingdom Cabinet Office, its Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies.
Official websites produced or sponsored by Government Departments, Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies responsible for the regulation of communications in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only official websites produced or sponsored by Government Departments, Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies responsible for the regulation of communications in the United Kingdom.
Websites providing access to general information and resources on UK local government.
Please submit only websites providing access to general information and resources on UK local government.

This category does NOT list local council websites, which should be submitted instead to one of:

* English Councils
* Northern Ireland Councils
* Scottish Councils
* Welsh Councils

Official websites produced or sponsored by Government Departments, Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies (including Constabularies) responsible for issues concerning crime and policing in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only official websites produced or sponsored by Government Departments, Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies (including Constabularies) responsible for issues concerning crime and policing in the United Kingdom.
Sites pertaining to the Sovereign's constitutional role as British Head of State including essays on the Queen and the British constitution, Constitutional documents (i.e. Acts of Parliament) which are still in force and pertain to the monarchy, sites regarding the monarchy as an institution and the Queen's official site.
Sites submitted should relate to the monarchy''s official or constitutional role. Sites of a purely historical nature, fan sites, gossip or entertainment sites or sites regarding the larger Royal Family or its members (ie Princes, Princesses, Dukes, Duchesses, Queen Mother etc. who do not have a constitutional role) should be submitted to one of the related categories instead.
Official websites produced or sponsored by Government Departments, Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies (including National Museums and archives) responsible for issues relating to culture, media and sport in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only official websites produced or sponsored by Government Departments, Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies (including National Museums and archives) responsible for issues relating to culture, media and sport in the United Kingdom.
Sites relating to Defence in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only websites maintained by official bodies (MOD establishments, Service units etc). Unofficial websites should be submitted to Society/Military/By Country/United Kingdom.
Official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for public finance issues.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for public finance issues.
Official websites of national UK governmental, statutory and advisory bodies responsible for Education and Employment issues.
Please submit only official websites of national UK governmental, statutory and advisory bodies responsible for Education and Employment issues.

This category is NOT for general UK education-related sites - please submit those to Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Education instead.

Similarly, this category is NOT for general UK employment-related sites - please submit those to Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Business_and_Economy/Employment instead.

Listed in Embassies and Consulates categories are entities such as Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions, Permanent Representatives and de facto equivalents. Information on their formatting, and on the arrangement of related categories, can be found in the FAQ of Society: Government: Embassies and Consulates.

Official Governmental websites relating to employment matters.
For the listing of official UK Governmental sites dealing with environmental issues.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for energy efficiency issues.
Official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for equality issues.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for equality issues.
Official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for health, safety and welfare matters.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for health, safety and welfare matters.
Official websites of the UK Home Office and its related organisations.
Please submit only official websites of the UK Home Office and its related organisations.
Official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for information security matters.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for information security matters.
Official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for the provision of information services.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for the provision of information services.
Official websites of UK public inquiries.
Please submit only official websites of UK public inquiries.
Official websites of the UK intelligence services (Security Service, Secret Intelligence Service and Government Communications Headquarters) and material from other official sources on their activities and administration.
Please submit only official websites of the UK intelligence services (Security Service, Secret Intelligence Service and Government Communications Headquarters) and material from other official sources on their activities and administration.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for international affairs.
Official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for international affairs.
Official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for the legal system.

Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for the legal system.

Commercial legal websites should be submitted to:

This category covers only the UK-wide legal system. Regional and county legal websites should be submitted to the appropriate local government categories under

Sites related to laws passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Sites dealing with specific bills or pieces of legislation do not belong here. They should instead be suggested to a category dealing with the topic of the bill or act.
Sites providing news and other current affairs information on government in the UK.
Please submit only sites providing news and other current affairs information on government in the UK. General news and media sites should be submitted to Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/News_and_Media
Websites providing information on the UK Parliament and its activities.
Please submit only websites providing information on the UK Parliament and its activities.

Websites relating to the National Assemblies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should be submitted to the appropriate regional categories.

Official websites of public sector postal service organisations.
Please submit only official websites of public sector postal service organisations.

Private sector postal services should be submitted to Business/Industries/Transportation/Couriers_and_Messengers/International_and_Overnight

Websites of organisations (governmental and otherwise) promoting the reform of government in the UK.
Please submit only websites of organisations (governmental and otherwise) promoting the reform of government in the UK.

Party political organisations should be submitted to Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Parties or one of the subcategories therein.

Official websites of UK Government regulatory bodies.
Please submit only official websites of UK Government regulatory bodies.
This category is for websites of EPSRC, its research institutes, homepages of research groups supported by BBSRC, and related websites.
Official Central Government sites concerning Rural Affairs in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only official Central Government sites concerning Rural Affairs in the United Kingdom. This includes sites sponsored by Government Departments, Agencies, statutory and advisory bodies.
Official websites of UK governmental, regulatory and advisory bodies responsible for science and technology issues in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, regulatory and advisory bodies responsible for science and technology issues in the United Kingdom.
Official websites of UK governmental, regulatory and advisory bodies responsible for trade and industry matters in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, regulatory and advisory bodies responsible for trade and industry matters in the United Kingdom.
Official websites of UK governmental, regulatory and advisory bodies responsible for transportation and planning issues in the United Kingdom.
Please submit only official websites of UK governmental, regulatory and advisory bodies responsible for transportation and planning issues in the United Kingdom.
Official UK Governmental sites relating to welfare and social security matters.