News / New government Petitions website launched, developed in partnership with Unboxed Consulting

posted on: July 24, 2015

The government and House of Commons has just launched a brand new version of the popular Petitions (previously named e-Petitions) service where members of the public can petition the government and members of parliament on issues that matter to them. The service was redesigned and developed in partnership with a team from Unboxed Consulting.

Petitions launch

(Link to full BBC News article)

This service is a critical part of e-citizen engagement and offers a unique opportunity for anyone in the UK to gather signatures of support for a specific issue, quickly and simply. It’s part of creating a “new dialogue” with MPs and ministers. If a petition reaches 10,000 signatures, the government will offer a formal response, and if it reaches more than 100,000 signatures, it will be considered by the newly formed Petitions select committee, for a debate in the House of Commons. The new service is designed to make it as simple as possible to set up a petition - and to sign one about an issue deeply cared about.

Petitions

This relaunched service is another great example of how the UK government is leading the world in digital product development.