Life in the UK test

FOI request reference: F0042987
Publication date: August 2015




I am writing to request under the freedom of information act:

The question bank for the “life in the UK” test. (xml format)

Relevant materials that can be used for revision purposes.

The names of editors and of experts consulted during the development of the third edition of the ‘Life in the UK’ handbook.

A summary list of revisions (that is, corrections and updates of facts and statements contained in the handbook) made for the third edition of the ‘Life in the UK’ handbook.

The number of ‘Life in the UK’ tests administered each year since the test program started.

The number of ‘Life in the UK’ tests where the result was ‘fail’ and that where the result was ‘pass’, by year.


Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

I can confirm that The National Archives does not hold this information you have asked for in points 1 – 7 above. The National Archives are not responsible for the administration of the Life in the UK test and as such has no involvement in these areas.

You may wish to contact the Home Office who are responsible for the administration of the Life in the UK Test. Their contact details are:


Telephone: 0800 015 4245

At point 8 above you have asked for information regarding commercial licencing of ‘A Life in the UK’. I am pleased to provide you with the following information:

Crown copyright information taken from the text only of Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents (ISBN 9780113413553 ) may be re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL) The OGL is a free licence developed to enable freer use of government information and public sector information without the need for formal agreements or any registration transaction, and takes the form of a simple set of terms and conditions for re-use and can be viewed at

Please note that this licence does not cover you for the re-use of any photographs contained within this publication. These photographs are not protected by Crown copyright. Further details regarding permission for re-use of photographs should be directed to the publisher The Stationery Office at

When re-using material from the Official Home Office version, you must remember that your licence does not cover you for the re-use of the typographical content or arrangement of the publication. Copyright in the Typographical arrangement rests with The Stationery Office Limited and is not Crown copyright.

You must also ensure that you do not present your version of the Material as being the Official Source, for example by replicating the Official Source’s style and appearance.

If you are planning on using material from either Passing the Life in the UK: Official Practice Questions and Answers (ISBN 9780113413287) or the Official Citizenship Test Study Guide (ISBN 9780113413249), you must contact The Stationery Office for permission as these are not covered by Crown Copyright.