Fonts and type sizes

For printed publications

We recommend that you use Arial for headings and body text when preparing documents in Word. Use a minimum of 12 point for body text, to comply with Equality Act guidelines, and 14 point if you want to reach more customers. Large print documents should use 16 point or larger for body text.

See the Publications guidance in Access for all: guidance on clear communications for more information.

Committee reports

For information on writing committee reports see the Report writing guide (Staff only).

For web pages

Avoid using forced fonts in web documents so that you don't override the users' default settings, which they have chosen to suit their individual needs. See the Hantsweb standards for more information.