Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Latest from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

  1. ESF action notes: 2014 to 2020 programme
  2. ESF claim applications and Self-Declared Adjustments
  3. Collection rates for Council Tax and non-domestic rates in England, 2019 to 2020

See all latest documents

What the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government does

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) 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.

MHCLG is a ministerial department, supported by 12 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do


Policy papers and consultations

  1. Planning for the future
  2. First Homes
See all policy papers and consultations

Our ministers

Our management

Jeremy Pocklington
Jeremy Pocklington
Permanent Secretary
Catherine Frances
Director General, Local Government and Public Services
Emran Mian
Director General, Decentralisation and Growth
Andy Hobart
Interim Director General, Chief Financial Officer
Lise-Anne Boissiere
Director, Strategy, Communications and Private Office
Ruth Bailey
Director, People, Capability and Change
Michael Jary
Lead Non-Executive Director
Dame Mary Ney DBE
Non-Executive Director
Pam Chesters CBE
Non-Executive Director
Chris Townsend
Chief Executive Officer of the Shielding Programme

Special representatives

The Rt Hon Lord Pickles
The Rt Hon Lord Pickles
United Kingdom Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues

Contact MHCLG

Office address and general enquiries

2 Marsham Street
United Kingdom

General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public

030 3444 0000

If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us -

If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale.

Media enquiries

Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office

0303 444 1209

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

Knowledge & Information Access Team
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
2nd floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
United Kingdom

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be unable to respond to Freedom of Information requests sent to us by post. Please send all FOI requests to We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but hope you understand.

High profile groups within MHCLG

  1. Windrush Commemoration Committee

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Procurement at MHCLG
  2. Working for MHCLG
  3. Jobs

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