GOV.UK Notify: call for local authority users

26 Oct 2017, 4:29 pm

We’re the team from the Government Digital Service who built government’s digital communications platform – GOV.UK Notify. Our platform is already widely used by central government departments, with over 15 million messages sent to date. We now want to offer Notify for local authorities to use.

It’s really simple to start using Notify, whether you want to send messages using our provided APIs or by simply uploading spreadsheets with your user’s details. Notify was built to be self-serve, so we’re putting the power into your hands. If you want to get started, follow these steps:

  1. register for a trial account and explore the service. Set up the templates you want to use, try sending some messages too!
  2. fill out the Notify questionnaire
  3. sign the legal agreement – this will be sent to you once you complete the first two steps.

Aside from 25,000 free text messages, emails are free and letters start at 33p. You can find all the pricing information on our service page – there are no hidden costs. We will not charge you for license fees, support, set up fees or anything else.

Now is the opportunity to become part of the pilot and it is on a 1st come 1st served basis. So please send an email to if you want some more information. We look forward to working with you.