GovTalk (UK)

The purpose of this site is to enable the Public Sector, Industry and other interested participants to work together to develop and agree policies and standards for e-government. This is achieved through the UK GovTalk consultation processes.


NOTE: To the best of our knowledge, this project is no longer active.  Please let us know if you have more current information!


The site is divided broadly into two areas:

  1. Schemas and Standards This part of the site covers all aspects relating to the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF), the e-Government Metadata Standard (e-GMS) and the Government Data Standards Catalogue (GDSC). It provides repositories for draft and agreed XML schemas, best practice and case studies, and also advice on toolkits and other relevant information;
  2. Policy Documents This part of the site contains Cabinet Office e-Government Unit technology policy documents and allows for online discussions and consultations to be conducted regarding e-services policy development.