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Government Organisation Register (GB-GOR)


The UK Government Organisation Register contains an identifier for every government body with a presence on the single domain.

This covers government departments, agencies and Arms Length Bodies (ALBs).

Each organisation is assigned an alphanumeric identifier, and the register also includes website addresses, that can be mapped to entries in the GB-GOVUK identifier list.

Due to the stable identifiers given in the Government Organisation Register, it should be preferred over codes from the GB-GOVUK list.

  • Coverage: GB

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The list is accessible as open data as part of the OpenRegister platform.

Find and use identifiers

The identifier is available in the 'government-organisation' field within the register. Identifiers are short alphanumeric strings.

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