• Arts and culture

    The arts can help individuals and communities by bringing people together and removing social barriers.

  • Borders and immigration

    The government is responsible for securing the UK’s borders.

  • Business and enterprise

    The government is working to create the right conditions for companies to thrive and make it easier for people to start successful new businesses.

  • Children and young people

    All children should grow up in a supportive and stable environment.

  • Climate change

    The government is working at home and abroad to adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by investing in low-carbon energy sources, improving fuel standards in cars and increasing energy efficiency wherever possible.

  • Community and society

    The government is supporting people who care about their communities and want to get involved in improving them.

  • Consumer rights and issues

    The government is working to make sure that people have the information and protection they need when they buy goods and services.

  • Crime and policing

    Crime must be reduced and prevented to ensure people feel safe in their homes and communities.

  • Defence and armed forces

    The government works to defend the UK against threats to our national security, and to defend the interests of the UK and our allies in the world.

  • Employment

    To boost the number of jobs and create a flexible labour market, the government is modernising employment law while protecting employee rights.

  • Energy

    Oil and gas reserves are declining but the UK must have safe, secure and future-proof supplies of energy that are available to all.

  • Environment

    The government is working to protect our environment by reducing pollution, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, protecting areas of parkland, wildlife reserves and marine biodiversity, and enforcing regulations that keep our water and air clean.

  • Equality, rights and citizenship

    The government is working to make Britain a fair, free and democratic society open to those who are willing to contribute to British life.

  • Europe

    The UK voted to leave the European Union in the 23 June 2016 EU referendum.

  • Financial services

    Financial services support the economy and provide essential credit to households, consumers and business.

  • Food and farming

    Britain needs to ensure a sustainable supply of food for the UK market and export.

  • Foreign affairs

    The government works to promote and protect UK interests internationally, and works with other countries to make progress on issues of mutual concern like trade, climate change, security and economic development.

  • Further education and skills

    The government aims to make sure that further education provides the skilled workforce employers need and helps individuals reach their full potential.

  • Government efficiency, transparency and accountability

    Openness and transparency can save money, strengthen people’s trust in government and encourage greater public participation in decision-making.

  • Government spending

    How the government is working to spend public money responsibly and effectively.

  • Higher education

    The government is working with universities and colleges so they can continue to provide high quality teaching and research and produce highly skilled graduates and post graduates.

  • Housing

    The government is helping local councils and developers work with local communities to plan and build better places to live for everyone.

  • International aid and development

    Around 1.4 billion people around the world still live in poverty.

  • Law and the justice system

    The legal system must uphold fairness in society: both in business and for individuals.

  • Local government

    The government is giving local councils more power to decide how to spend public money in their areas so they can meet local people’s needs.

  • Media and communications

    Britain’s media industries are changing.

  • National Health Service

    The government wants the NHS to deliver better results, giving patients more choice and doctors and nurses more freedom to shape services that meet patients’ needs.

  • National security

    The government works to identify the most pressing risks to our security, and put in place the ways and means to address them.

  • Northern Ireland

    The government works for Northern Ireland: supporting the economy; defending our national security; promoting our interests internationally.

  • Pensions and ageing society

    We are living longer but many people are not saving towards their retirement.

  • Planning and building

    The government has simplified the planning system so councils have the freedom to make decisions in the best interests of their area.

  • Public health

    Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health.

  • Public safety and emergencies

    The government provides funding and support for local emergency services including the police, fire and ambulance services, and sets national standards to make sure they are effective and consistent.

  • Regulation reform

    Excessive bureaucracy stifles businesses, voluntary organisations and individuals.

  • Rural and countryside

    The interests of rural communities in the UK must be properly represented.

  • Schools

    By giving parents more choice and schools greater freedoms, the government will create a better and more diverse school system that will give every pupil the necessary skills to lead a productive, fulfilled life.

  • Science and innovation

    The government funds and supports innovation in science, technology and engineering to help the UK’s high-tech industries to thrive.

  • Scotland

    The Scotland Office is the UK Government’s office for Scotland.

  • Social care

    Some people need extra care or support - practical or emotional - to lead an active life and do the everyday things that many of us take for granted.

  • Sports and leisure

    Sport can improve people’s health as well as enriching their lives.

  • Tax and revenue

    Our tax system should be efficient and fair.

  • Trade and investment

    Overseas trade and inward investment are vital for the UK’s prosperity.

  • Transport

    Safe and dependable transport is essential to UK society and the economy.

  • UK economy

    All parts of the economy are growing - but the government still has a huge amount to do by continuing to create jobs and supporting businesses to grow.

  • Wales

    The government works for Wales to help create the conditions for growth, and make sure the Welsh and UK governments work effectively together in the interests of people in Wales.

  • Welfare

    The benefits system needs to be reformed to be fair, affordable and able to reduce poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency.

  • Wildlife and animal welfare

    The government offers advice and guidance to pet owners and also enforces legislation to protect pets against cruelty.