A brand new website for the Association of Revenue and Customs (ARC), designed, developed and managed by Lexographic.
ARC is the trade union representing the UK's top tax inspectors, the people who bring in the billions of pounds needed to build schools and hospitals, and finance all our other vital public services. In late 2015, the ARC committee asked Lexographic to develop website to keep members up to speed with everything that's going on in the department and in their union, and give them a new place to discuss the issues that are important to them.
We ran a survey of ARC members to find out what they wanted from their new site and worked with the committee to design and develop a news-driven, magazine-style site which would be a hub for all ARC's publications and the vast range of other information produced by the union. This meant producing both original content and putting online a huge archive of material going back many years.
The site uses the popular Wordpress publishing platform which makes it fully transferable and relatively "future proof". The site has been designed to be easy to update and maintain, so that ARC officers can gradually take over more of the running of the site themselves.
The site includes secure login for ARC members with "members-only" content and several private discussion forums, and is hosted on a dedicated server to minimise traffic disruption and give the union maximum flexibility in developing their site.
The ARC website was launched, on budget and on schedule, on 31 May. We continue to support ARC in maintaining and developing the site and will be adding many more features in the coming months.
Why not have a look around the site and see what you think?