AWS for UK Central Government

Modernise government with the cloud to effectively serve citizens — digitally and in person

Effective public services rely on reducing costs, innovating faster, and scaling with agility — and the cloud presents an opportunity to do just that. Learn how migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help central government organisations drive digital transformation, innovate faster, turn data into insight, and enable remote work — all to support their core mission of serving citizens better.

Registers of Scotland - modernising the world's oldest public land register using AWS

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Insights on central government

Modernising government for the new normal

In this whitepaper, explore some of government’s newest challenges, including modern infrastructure, capabilities, and controls. You’ll also get some practical advice for resilient healthcare, restarting the economy, reskilling the workforce, and more.

The future of digital government in the cloud

With a reliable and secure cloud infrastructure, you can embrace the huge advances in technology and bring your vision for the future to life — from driving tourism through data to making weather forecasts more accessible and beyond. See how in this eBook.

Build a better government in the cloud

In this report, Forrester Consulting assesses the digital plans and priorities of European governments. Learn how governments are modernising their infrastructure to deliver better citizen services and reduce costs.

One Government Value Agreement

A recent agreement between AWS and the UK government will help to accelerate the adoption of cloud in the public sector. Find out how it will save money and boost digital skills across the civil service.

Transform every area of government

Central Government

Central government

Government departments use the AWS Cloud to create jobs, boost business, and transform public services. Check your own cloud progress, plus next steps, with our readiness tools, checklists, and adoption frameworks.


Devolved Administrations

Devolved administrations

The governments of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are achieving their policy goals on their way to the cloud. See how AWS is helping organisations like Social Security Scotland create better outcomes for citizens in health, social care, education and beyond.

Transportation and mobility


Cloud technology is transforming the future of transportation, turning data into insights, and speeding up innovation. Learn how AWS is supporting governments to create faster, safer, and stronger transport links.

Welfare and economy

Welfare and economy

Government bodies are using secure, scalable digital solutions to manage welfare payments and provide financial support. Discover how AWS services can benefit the way pensions, benefits, and welfare provisions are managed.

Solve your biggest challenges

The pandemic accelerated a number of trends, including remote working, a rise in tax and pension fraud, and enhancing front-line services even as you cut the cost of back-end systems. AWS has been helping numerous departments overcome these obstacles with data and the right digital tools.

Prepare for future borders with cloud technology

Brexit has a major impact on trade and the movement of people across borders. But the cloud can help to simplify some of the complexity. For example, AWS is helping UK government agencies like HM Revenue & Customs to address the newfound challenges around borders, immigration, and customs.

Modernise legacy workloads with AWS frameworks

Rehost or refactor? Rebuild or replace? It’s not always clear how to bring your legacy systems up to date in a cost-effective way. With the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework, government can get up to speed without interrupting front-line services.

Close the skills gap with global skills programmes

It can be tough to compete with the private sector for digital skills. At AWS, we use global skills programmes to train up our public sector customers’ teams in AWS technology. At the same time, our partner network provides a valuable array of technical and strategic support.

Make more of your infrastructure

Cloud migration

Take an outcome-driven approach to your large-scale migration with the AWS Migration Acceleration Program. Get technical advice, migration support, and financial assistance offered by our Database Freedom Program to migrate to AWS database and analytics services.

Data, analytics and AI

Find the fastest way to get answers from your data. Automate tasks to build and secure data lakes in days rather than weeks. Interrogate your data for actionable insights with your customised analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning services in the cloud.

Amazon Connect

Modernise your customer experience with Amazon Connect. Scale to meet demand or add extra services when you want to automate calls and analyse recordings. Discover how you can use the AWS Cloud to gain cost and productivity efficiencies.

AWS Outposts

With AWS Outposts, you can run applications and workloads on premises using familiar AWS services, tools, and APIs. Outposts supports workloads and devices requiring low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data residency, and application migration with local system interdependencies.

See how it’s done

Cutting costs and driving innovation

"The use of AWS enables us to deliver proofs of concepts more quickly, without the need for costly investment in permanent infrastructure. And, since team members don’t have to manage infrastructure, they can spend their time innovating and improving.”

Laurence Barker, Principal Platform/DevOps, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

Automating processes using AI and ML

“This project has successfully shown how we can use artificial intelligence and machine learning and, more importantly, how we can strengthen that capability as we progress through our digital transformation. Using AWS, we can improve our processes and enhance how our employees work.”

Nick Davies, Senior Product Manager for Internal Digital Services, HM Land Registry


Communicating effectively with citizens

“Customers needed to check information, be certain branches were open and confirm the services they required were available. We needed a way to communicate more effectively. The power of AWS meant that we were able to deploy chat—from idea to done—in three weeks.”

Benjamin T. Cooke, Digital and Branch Engineering Director, UK Post Office



Countering security threats at scale

“Companies House needs to check uploaded files for viruses. With AWS Lambda, there are no management overheads. It scales automatically to the number of uploads. The service will save us time because all deployments are currently manual.”

Steve Bowen, Head of Platform Engineering, Companies House

Get started

It's easy to get started with Amazon Web Services. Just sign up for an AWS account or contact a public sector account representative to learn more.