Design your service using GOV.UK styles, components and patterns

Use this design system to make government services consistent with GOV.UK. Learn from the research and experience of other service teams and avoid repeating work that’s already been done.

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What’s new

17 May 2024: We’ve released GOV.UK Frontend v5.4.0. It has new features to help you include only the components your service uses, which reduces the weight of the JavaScript and CSS files sent to users.

Read the full release notes to see what’s changed.

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Make government services look like GOV.UK with guides for applying layout, typography, colour and images.

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Save time with reusable, accessible components for forms, navigation, panels, tables and more.

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Help users complete common tasks like entering names and addresses, filling in forms and creating accounts.

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Principles we follow

The GOV.UK Design System helps teams that work on government services follow the Government Design Principles and GOV.UK Service Manual. This website also follows the style guide and content design guidance used by GOV.UK.

Our accessibility strategy outlines our principles and work to improve accessibility within the GOV.UK Design System.


The GOV.UK Design System is for everyone that works on government services, with a strong community sitting behind it. It brings together the latest research, design and development from across government to make sure it’s representative and relevant for its users.

You can help improve the Design System by joining our discussions, events and co-design collaborations.

Also see upcoming components and patterns we're working on and how you can help.


See what the Design System team at GDS is planning to work on over the next 12 months in the GOV.UK Design System Roadmap.