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    GOV.UK Frontend

    GOV.UK Frontend contains the code you need to start building a user interface for government platforms and services.

    See live examples of GOV.UK Frontend components, and guidance on when to use them in your service, in the GOV.UK Design System.

    Contact the team

    GOV.UK Frontend is maintained by a team at Government Digital Service. If you want to know more about GOV.UK Frontend, please email the Design System team or get in touch with them on Slack.

    Quick start

    There are 2 ways to start using GOV.UK Frontend in your app.

    Once installed, you will be able to use the code from the examples in the GOV.UK Design System in your service.

    1. Install with npm (recommended)

    We recommend installing GOV.UK Frontend using node package manager (npm).

    2. Install by using compiled files

    You can also download the compiled and minified assets (CSS, JavaScript) from GitHub.

    Importing styles

    You need to import the GOV.UK Frontend styles into the main Sass file in your project. You should place the below code before your own Sass rules (or Sass imports) if you want to override GOV.UK Frontend with your own styles.

    To import add the below to your Sass file:

    @import "node_modules/govuk-frontend/govuk/all";

    More details on importing styles

    Importing JavaScript

    Some of the JavaScript included in GOV.UK Frontend improves the usability and accessibility of the components. You should make sure that you are importing and initialising Javascript in your application to ensure that all users can use it successfully.

    You can include Javascript for all components either by copying the all.js from node_modules/govuk-frontend/govuk/ into your application or referencing the file directly:

    <script src="<path-to-govuk-frontend-all-file>/all.js"></script>

    Next you need to initialise the script by adding:


    More details on importing Javascript and advanced options

    Importing assets

    In order to import GOV.UK Frontend images and fonts to your project, you should configure your application to reference or copy the relevant GOV.UK Frontend assets.

    More details on importing assets

    Getting updates

    To be notified when there’s a new release, you can either:

    Find out how to update with npm.


    Unless stated otherwise, the codebase is released under the MIT License. This covers both the codebase and any sample code in the documentation. The documentation is © Crown copyright and available under the terms of the Open Government 3.0 licence.

    Contribution guidelines

    If you want to help us build GOV.UK Frontend, view our contribution guidelines.


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