Policy paper

Home Office information management policy

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Our information management policy is designed to make sure the information that we hold about people is managed professionally.



This high-level information management policy sets out the commitment of the Home Office to manage information in a professional manner. This is to ensure that the Home Office’s knowledge-base is fully and efficiently exploited, whilst providing the necessary accountability and assurance, and to align its use and management of that information against a common set of principles and best practices.

Our policy is to create and manage our information in line with the Cabinet Office’s Information Principles:

Principle 1 - information is a valued asset

Principle 2 - information is managed

Principle 3 - information is fit for purpose

Principle 4 - information is standardised and linkable

Principle 5 - information is re-used

Principle 6 - public information is published

Principle 7 - citizens and businesses can access information about themselves