What we do

The Department for Communities and Local Government's job is to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area.

DCLG is a ministerial department, supported by 11 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

  1. Get involved with Inter Faith week

    • Authored article
  2. New measures tackle overcrowded housing

    • Press release

See all our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. DCLG spending data: July 2016

    • Transparency data
  2. DCLG spending data: June 2016

    • Transparency data

See all our publications

Our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

  • Melanie Dawes CB

    Melanie Dawes CB

    Permanent Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

Special representatives

Contact DCLG

Office address and general enquiries

2 Marsham Street


Media enquiries

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 at:

Freedom of Information requests

Knowledge & Information Access Team
Department for Communities and Local Government
2nd floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street


Corporate information

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