The mandatory font is the Gill Sans family. (Also known as Gill Sans MT)
Headings and sub-headings should be Gill Sans regular, bold, italic or light.
Body copy should be Gill Sans light.
It is recognised that this font is not always accessible. In the absence of Gill Sans, the substitute font is Arial.
The mandatory font for the web is Arial. The fallback font must be generic sans-serif.
The mandatory font for the web is Arial. The fallback font must be a generic sans-serif. See Websites page for more detail.
In all Government communications material, the minimum type size should be 10pt. Only disclaimers, footnotes and some stationery text should be a smaller type size.
If a document is being professionally set – by an inhouse designer or external agency – the font may by smaller. However, issues of legibility must be considered.
The following measurements are recommended for professionally set documents:
- Newsprint advertising: Body type size minimum 7.8pt with 8.8pt – 9.3pt leading.
- Long documents: (i.e. reports) minimum body type size 8.5pt with 10pt leading.