It really begs the question: Do we really need jQuery today? That’s a question that GOV.UK has answered with a resounding “no”. In March of 2022, Matt Hobbs announced that GOV.UK removed their jQuery dependency. This is a big deal when it comes to the user experience, because GOV.UK provides services and information online for The United Kingdom at scale. Not everyone is tapping away on their 2022 MacBook Pro on a rip-roarin’ broadband connection. GOV.UK has to be accessible to everyone, and that means keepin’ it lean.