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Issued 20 April 2009

Directgov provides essential government information for citizens on Budget Day-

What will the Chancellor's Budget announcements mean for your readers? Motorists, environmentalists, parents, in fact anyone who lives in the UK, will be able to find out how the budget affects them by visiting the nation's official website, Directgov.

Directgov's website, which receives more than 18million visits per month1, will provide an updated summary of measures announced in the Budget. Web users, such as shoppers, homeowners, drivers, and taxpayers will be able to explore topics in more detail, tapping into a wealth of information and services: from transport to environment to families.

Simply go to: http://www.direct.gov.uk/budget where all our information is simple and easy-to-understand. RSS feeds will also be available on Directgov.
Online journalists please use http://www.direct.gov.uk/budget?cid=budget2009

Mobile users can also be ahead of the game by texting 'BUDGET' to 83377 enabling them to follow the Chancellor's speech as it happens. Users will receive line-by line updates from the moment Chancellor Alistair Darling stands up to give his speech. It's like having the Budget in your pocket.
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For more information on Directgov contact: sarah.carlin@coi.gsi.gov.uk 020 7261 8318

Notes

* All text messages to and from Directgov are free. Directgov does not charge for any of its services but mobile internet browsing charges may apply, users should check with their network for details.

* Directgov provides user-friendly, 24/7 information on all government services - including education, transport, tax, crime, the environment, employment - all in one place and in plain English.

* As well as being available on the website http://www.direct.gov.uk, which now attracts more than 18 million visits a month, it can also be accessed on any internet-enabled mobile phone, and on TV.

* http://www.direct.gov.uk is a Hitwise Top 10 Award winner for the quarter ending October - December 2008. During this period, http://www.direct.gov.uk ranked No. 2 based on market share of visits among all United Kingdom websites in the Hitwise Government - Central industry category.


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