Cabinet Office

Latest from the Cabinet Office

  1. People Survey: privacy information notice
  2. Letter from Chloe Smith MP to Returning Officers
  3. Freedom of Information statistics: April to June 2020

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What the Cabinet Office does

We support the Prime Minister and ensure the effective running of government. We are also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and we take the lead in certain critical policy areas.

Cabinet Office is a ministerial department, supported by 23 agencies and public bodies.

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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Digital identity
  2. Police Covenant for England and Wales
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Cabinet Office: spend data over £25,000
  2. Cabinet Office: Government Procurement Card spend over £500
See all transparency and freedom of information releases

Our ministers

Our management

Alex Chisholm
Alex Chisholm
Permanent Secretary (Cabinet Office), Chief Operating Officer for the Civil Service
Elizabeth Gardiner
Elizabeth Gardiner
First Parliamentary Counsel
Sir Simon Gass
Sir Simon Gass
Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee
Rupert McNeil
Rupert McNeil
Chief People Officer
Helen MacNamara
Director General, Propriety and Ethics
Gareth Rhys Williams
Government Chief Commercial Officer
Alex Aiken
Executive Director, Government Communications
Karen Blackett OBE
Non-Executive Board Member
Anand Aithal
Non-Executive Board Member
Baroness Finn
Non-Executive Board Member
Lord Hogan-Howe
Non-Executive Board Member
Henry De Zoete
Non-Executive Board Member
David Quarrey CMG
Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser and Deputy National Security Adviser
Lucy Smith
Director General for UK Governance
Mike Parsons
Director General, Government Property
Mike Ashley
Non-Executive Board Member
Dominic Fortescue
Government Chief Security Officer
Alison Pritchard
Interim Director General, Government Digital Service
Nick Smallwood
Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Kevin Cunnington
Director General, International Government Service
Alex Ellis
Deputy National Security Adviser
The Rt Hon Gisela Stuart
Lead Non-executive Board Member

Special representatives

Kevin Cunnington
Kevin Cunnington
Digital Envoy for the UK

Contact the Cabinet Office

Media enquiries

Press office contact details can be found on:

Public enquiries

Correspondence Team
Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
United Kingdom


020 7276 1234

Our Personal Information Charter explains how we handle your information when you contact us. It also explains how to make a data protection request for your personal information:

It may take longer for us to reply to correspondence sent by post at the moment. If you are able, please send an email instead.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of information requests

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
Room 405
70 Whitehall
United Kingdom

For information about how we handle your personal information when you make a freedom of information request, please see our Personal Information Charter:

High profile groups within the Cabinet Office

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in Welsh. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.