Build services using accurate and up-to-date data

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Use registers to build your service and get access to current and reliable data.

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What registers are

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.

The benefits of registers

Using a register will mean you’re only ever working with one reliable and current source of data.

Other sources (such as a statistical report) might not be properly looked after. They can be out of date or unpublished at any time.

This can affect your service and stop it working the way it should for your users.

Using a register instead will mean you can concentrate on building your service rather than checking if the data you’re using is still accurate.

Registers can also help you if you collect, manage or store data for your organisation. Find out how to create a register.

Contact the team

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.

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