What we do

The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.

Home Office is a ministerial department, supported by 25 agencies and public bodies.

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Our policies

  1. Animal research and testing

    Experimentation is only permitted when there is no alternative research technique and expected benefits outweigh possible adverse effects.

  2. Reoffending and rehabilitation

    What the government is doing to reduce reoffending to reduce the number of victims and the cost to the taxpayer.

  3. Counter-terrorism

    How the government is preventing terrorist attacks on the UK, and on British people and businesses abroad.

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Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

Our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Contact Home Office

Home Office

Direct communications unit
2 Marsham Street

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. The minicom service is for members of the public with impaired hearing.

Media enquiries

The Home Office press office only deals with enquiries from the media.

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

Direct communications unit
2 Marsham Street

High profile groups within Home Office

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.