Why the GOV.UK Design System team changed the input type for numbers

To provide users with a good service, government organisations usually need to collect data. Lots of data. The GOV.UK Design System team publishes patterns and components that let users enter their data in an easy and accessible way. The last thing we want to do is create barriers to users completing a task and force them to find an alternative method of using the service, such as phoning a helpline.