Use registers to build your service and get access to current and reliable data.
Registers are lists of information. Each register is the most reliable list of its kind. For example, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO’s) country register is the most accurate and up-to-date list of countries available.
Using a register will mean you’re only ever working with one reliable and current source of data. You can focus on building your service rather than checking if the data you’re using from other sources is accurate and trustworthy.
Here are some examples:
Local Authority England register
Registers can also help you if you collect, manage or store data for your organisation. We’ve made it really simple to find out how custodians and the GOV.UK Registers team work together to create a register.
Each register has an open API you can use to access the data without any authentication. There’s more information about using the register APIs in the technical documentation
Contact the team if you have any questions about GOV.UK Registers.
GOV.UK Registers is built and supported by a full time team at the Government Digital Service.