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 9 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do

Our policies

  1. Household energy

    How we're helping households to save on their energy bills and supporting people in fuel poverty.

  2. Economic development in coastal and seaside areas

    We're investing in coastal and seaside areas to help reverse their economic decline and to create opportunities for jobs and businesses.

  3. High streets and town centres

    Town centres across the country are being given the support and the opportunity to revitalise their high streets.

See all our policies

Our ministers

Our management

  • Melanie Dawes

    Melanie Dawes

    Permanent Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

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


High profile groups within DCLG

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.