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20 January

The National Archives has won a prestigious UK Public Sector Digital Award for legislation.gov.uk.

Legislation.gov.uk is a world first - the first linked data statute book. This means that people can re-use legislation data in other applications or link it to other databases. This has led to The National Archives developing a new, transferable business model for updating government databases.

Winners of the awards were picked by an expert panel of 11 judges, and legislation.gov.uk was the joint winner in the category, 'Best example of ICT-enabled innovation and enterprise'.

The awards, which are backed by the Cabinet Office, recognise excellence and innovation in digital initiatives in national and local government, the NHS, education and the third sector.

Legislation.gov.uk has transformed the way professionals and the public access and use legislation, improving service delivery, and has cut costs to the taxpayer by one third.