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This guidance describes the different products contained within GOV.WALES.

First published:
29 November 2019
Last updated:

GOV.WALES products fall into the following categories.

GOV.WALES core

GOV.WALES core includes guidance on how to do things, and background on what we’re doing. It also includes GOV.WALES categories such as announcements, consultations, statistics, and publications.

GOV.WALES services

GOV.WALES services enable users to perform 1 or more transactions.

A service could allow a:

  • student finishing school to find an apprenticeship to continue their education
  • solicitor working on a property purchase to file a Land Transaction Tax return

Services vary in scope and size, and provide links to surrounding information.

See an example of a GOV.WALES service.

GOV.WALES tools

GOV.WALES tools enable users to check things.

A tool could allow a:

  • prospective homeowner to check what schemes they are eligible for
  • solicitor working on a property purchase to check if a property is in Wales

Tools are generally small in scope, and provide links to surrounding information.

GOV.WALES microsites

GOV.WALES microsites are standalone, and are usually branded.

Microsites often have a wide proposition, and they can be very large. They still form a part of GOV.WALES, and are built to GOV.WALES standards.

See an example of a GOV.WALES microsite.

GOV.WALES campaigns

GOV.WALES campaigns provide persuasive information to help raise awareness about something.

There may be multiple campaigns around different aspects of a subject.

They are not for providing core guidance on a subject.

Campaigns have a narrow proposition, are typically small (often 1 page), and provide links to surrounding information.

See an example of a GOV.WALES campaign.

GOV.WALES organisations

GOV.WALES organisations are the digital presence for individual Welsh Government organisations.

They provide information about an organisation. They also includes guidance and services from that organisation.

Organisations have a consistent proposition. They vary in scale, and provide links to guidance and services from the organisation.

See an example of a GOV.WALES organisation.

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