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What is Public Platform?

Public Platform is a service for running public sector websites

  • It’s an online service which is available immediately.
  • It is fully functional from the first day you have access to it, there is no long build phase.
  • It is packed with functionality which is likely to be useful to the public sector.
  • Public Platform websites can be fully customised by customers themselves.
  • The service is continuously developed and invested in, and new features are shared amongst all customers at no extra cost.

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Built on the GOV.UK design system.

Benefits from the extensive user research and testing of the Government Digital Service team. 100% accessible and highly usable starting point.

Familiar and comfortable look and feel for end users. Look and feel can be customised as needed.

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An intuitive & powerful content editing experience.

We integrate the Gutenberg editor to provide the best content editing experience you've ever seen.

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Why Public Platform?

Build and run websites without the headache

Public Platform allows you to focus on the service delivered rather than the distraction of how to deliver it.

Be confident your new website can deliver for your citizens

Public Platform is:

  • A known quantity which you can demo right now.
  • Fully documented.
  • Available immediately.

Avoid the pain of a big custom build

These are:

  • Hugely time intensive.
  • High risk - every site is a prototype!
  • A very long time in the making.

Reduce the challenge of keeping sites going

You don't have to worry about:

  • Sourcing and retaining expertise.
  • Security exploits.
  • Legislation changes.
  • Technology changes.

Cost savings through economies of scale

  • All Public Platform sites share a common core.
  • Future improvements are shared with all customers for free.
  • Customise your site using your own development resources and share this with others.

Public Platform is continuously being improved

  • Public Platform is supported by a dedicated team.
  • Your website will always move with the times and have the latest innovations.
  • Public Platform's features list will only get longer over time.

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Organisations we work with

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Plymouth City Council logo

Rochford Council logo

Brentwood Borough Council logo

Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council logo

Angus Council logo

Get your site online with Public Platform

Batteries included

Includes all the features expected in a best practice CMS website.

Ready to go in no time

Sites are ready for content population within 24 hours.

Continuously improved

Continually being developed, kept current with secure updates, all sites based on a common platform.

Secure as standard

Two-factor authentication, password minimum complexity requirements with auto-logout.