legislation.gov.uk

legislation.gov.uk

The legislation.gov.uk (fka. the National Archive) is a United Kingdom government department and an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. It is the centre of expertise in every aspect of creating, storing, using and managing official information.

  • As the official government archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, we hold over 1,000 years of the nation's records for everyone to discover and use.
  • We work with 250 government and public sector bodies, helping them to manage and use information more effectively.
  • We promote the re-use of public sector information and regulate the information-trading activities of organisations that create and collect public sector information.
  • We manage Crown and Parliamentary copyright.
  • We provide leadership, support and guidance to the wider archive sector in England and Wales.