BETA

This is new - your feedback will help us improve it.

Beta services

Find out why things on our website are labelled beta and how you can help improve them


What does 'beta' mean?

If something is labelled 'beta' on our new website, it means it's our first version of our new service or web page.

It also means the service or web page is still being tested or improved by us and so may be changed, sometimes a number of times.

Sometimes a beta service will be available at the same time as an older, existing service - it's up to you which one to use.

If you could feed back to us what you think of our beta services and web pages, it'll help us improve them for all our users and it will make them easier for you to use.

Successful beta services eventually become ‘live’ and replace any older services that perform the same task.