Master List of UK Government Agencies Contact Information

Contact information for many different government agencies in the United Kingdom
Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Island, etc.

This page provides links to many British central government departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies

 

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Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

Contact details for Acas, an organisation which aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations

Adjudicator's Office

Contact information for the Adjudicator's Office, which investigates complaints about HM Revenue & Customs

Animal Health

Contact details for Animal Health which is an executive agency of Defra, responsible for ensuring that farmed animals in Great Britain are healthy, disease-free and well looked after

Appeals Service

Contact details for the Appeals Service, which arranges and hears appeals on decisions regarding: Pensions Credit, Child Tax Credit, Compensation Recovery, Tax Credit, Vaccine Damage , Council Tax Benefit , Housing Benefit , Child Support and Social Security

Assets Recovery Agency

Contact details for Assets Recovery Agency, which was established to disrupt organised criminal enterprises through the recovery of criminal assets and also aims to promote the use of financial investigation as an integral part of criminal investigation

Association of Police Authorities

Contact information for the Association of Police Authorities, the national voice for police authorities in the United Kingdom

Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales

Contact details for the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales, responsible for ensuring that public money is spent economically, efficiently, and effectively in the areas of local government, housing, health, criminal justice and fire and rescue services

Audit Scotland

Contact information for Audit Scotland, which investigates public spending in Scotland

 

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Benefit Fraud Inspectorate

Contact information for the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate, which investigates Social Security fraud

Better Regulation Executive

Contact information for the Better Regulation Executive, which works to reduce and simplify regulations affecting the public, private and voluntary sections.

Bona Vacantia Division (Treasury Solicitor's Department)

Contact information for Bona Vacantia Division of the Treasury Solicitor's Department, which administers the estates of persons who die intestate without known kin and collect the assets of dissolved companies and failed trusts

Border and Immigration Agency

Contact details for the Border and Immigration Agency which assumes the responsibilities of the former Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) for managing immigration in the UK

Boundary Commission for England

Contact details for the Boundary Commission for England, whose responsibility it is to keep the parliamentary constituencies in England under continuous review

Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland

Contact details for the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland, whose responsibility it is to keep the parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland under continuous review

Boundary Commission for Scotland

Contact details for the Boundary Commission for Scotland, whose responsibility it is to keep the parliamentary constituencies in Scotland under continuous review

Boundary Commission for Wales

Contact details for the Boundary Commission for Wales, whose responsibility it is to keep the parliamentary constituencies in Wales under continuous review

Business Development Service in Northern Ireland

Contact information for the Business Development Service in Northern Ireland, which provides business advice and support in Northern Ireland

Business Eye Wales

Contact information for Business Eye, a free impartial information service for businesses in Wales

Business Gateway

Contact information for Business Gateway, which is the point of contact for all publicly funded services to business in Scotland

Business Link

Contact details for Business Link, an organisation set up to provide practical advice for businesses

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Department for

Contact details for BERR, which brings together functions from the former DTI, including responsibilities for enterprise, business relations, regional development, fair markets and energy policy

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Cabinet Office

Contact details for the Cabinet Office, which co-ordinates policy and strategy across government departments

Central Office of Information

Contact information for the Central Office of Information, which works with Whitehall departments and public bodies to produce information campaigns on issues that affect the lives of every citizen

Central Science Laboratory

Contact information for the Central Science Laboratory, an executive agency of Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) which provides scientific services to the agricultural, environmental and food industries

Census 2001

Contact information for Census 2001, which provides full results from the population census carried out in the UK in 2001

Census 2001 - Scotland

Contact information for Census 2001 - Scotland, which provides data on the 2001 census conducted in Scotland

Charity Commission

Contact details for the Charity Commission, the regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales

Child Support Agency

Contact details for the Child Support Agency, which ensures that parents who live apart meet their financial responsibilities to their children

Children, Schools and Families, Department for

Contact details for Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), responsible for children's services, families, schools, 14-19 education, and the Respect Taskforce

Civil Contingencies Secretariat

Contact details for the Civil Contingencies Secretariat

Civil Service

Contact information for and information on the UK Civil Service

Coal Authority

Contact details for The Coal Authority, which is responsible for licensing coal mining operations in Britain and providing access to information on past and present coal mining operations

Communities and Local Government

Contact information for Communities and Local Government which is the government department that promotes community cohesion and equality and is responsible for housing, urban regeneration, planning and local government

Companies House

Contact details for Companies House, which incorporates and dissolves limited companies, and examines and stores company information

Constitutional Affairs, Department for

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) is now part of the Ministry of Justice and has taken over all the responsibilities of the DCA. Use the link below to access the DCA website which is now an archive

Countryside Agency, now part of Natural England

Contact details for Natural England, which works to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas

Courts Service

Contact details for HM Courts Service, which covers policy, legislation and the Magistrates' courts

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)

Contact details for the Criminal Records Bureau, which helps organisations make safer recruitment decisions

Crown Estate

Contact details for the Crown Estate, which manages land and property across the UK being let through almost 10,000 tenancies

Crown Prosecution Service

Contact information for the Crown Prosecution Service, responsible for prosecuting people in England and Wales who have been charged with a criminal offence

Culture, Media and Sport, Department for

Contact details for the DCMS, responsible for government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery, tourism, libraries, museums and galleries, broadcasting, film, the music industry, the press, licensing, gambling and the historic environment

Customs and Excise

The department formerly known as HM Customs and Excise is now part of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Find the different contact points for your enquiry from the link below

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Debt Management Office

Contact details for the Debt Management Office (DMO) responsible for debt and cash management for the UK Government, lending to local authorities and managing certain public sector funds

Defence, Ministry of

Contact information for the Ministry of Defence, which is responsible for defending the UK and overseas territories

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)

Contact details for BERR, which brings together functions from the former DTI, including responsibilities for productivity, business relations, energy, competition and consumers, with the Better Regulation Executive (BRE)

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Contact details for Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) responsible for children's services, families, schools, 14-19 education, and the Respect Taskforce

Department for Constitutional Affairs

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) is now part of the Ministry of Justice and has taken over all the responsibilities of the DCA. Use the link below to access the DCA website which is now an archive

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Contact details for the DCMS, responsible for government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery, tourism, libraries, museums and galleries, broadcasting, film, the music industry, the press, licensing, gambling and the historic environment

Department for Education and Skills

The former Department for Education and Skills (Dfes) is now replaced by Department for Children, Schools and Families

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Contact details for Defra, working to provide government policy and advice on environmental, agricultural and rural issues

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Contact information for the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), which includes functions from the former Department of Trade and Industry, and further and higher education and skills functions, previously part of the Department for Education and Skills

Department for International Development (DFID)

Contact details for the Department for International Development, which manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty

Department for Transport (DfT)

Contact details for general information and advice about the Department for Transport's objective to oversee the delivery of a reliable safe and secure transport system

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Contact details for the Department for Work and Pensions. DWP is responsible for the government's welfare reform agenda. Delivering support and advice to people of working age, employers, disabled people, pensioners, families and children

Department of Health (DH)

Contact details for the Department of Health, which aims to improve health and well-being for the people of England

Department of Trade and Industry

The former DTI is now replaced by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Disability Rights Commission

The former Disability Rights Commission (DRC) is now replaced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Drinking Water Inspectorate

Contact details for Drinking Water Inspectorate, which regulates public water supplies

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) - Driver Licensing Enquiries

Contact details for general enquiries and information about driver licensing from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) - Vehicle registration and licensing enquiries

Contact details for DVLA, for general enquiries and information about vehicle registration and licensing

Driving Standards Agency (DSA) - Customer Services

Contact details for general information and advice about driving tests for drivers and motorcyclists from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Customer Service Unit

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Education and Skills, Department for

The former Department for Education and Skills (DfES) is now replaced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families

Electoral Commission

Contact information for the Electoral Commission, an independent body which aims to increase public confidence in the democratic process within the UK - encouraging people to take part, promoting public awareness of electoral matters, and regulating political parties

Employment Tribunals

Contact details for Employment Tribunals

Enterprise Directorate

Contact details for the Enterprise Directorate (formerly the Small Business Service), which aims to make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business

Environment Agency

Contact details for the Environment Agency, the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for

Contact details for DEFRA, working to provide government policy and advice on environmental, agricultural and rural issues

Equal Opportunities Commission

The former Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) is now replaced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Contact details for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, an independent body working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and build good relations

European Ombudsman

Contact details for the European Ombudsman, which investigates misadministration in European Community bodies

European Parliament

Contact details for the European Parliament

European Union

Contact details for your questions on the European Union

Eurostat Datashop UK

Contact details for Eurostat Datashop UK, the statistical office of the European Communities, supplies the most up-to-date, complete and detailed statistical information on all 25 European Union countries and the euro-zone

Export Credits Guarantee Department

Contact details for the Export Credits Guarantee Department, which provides support for UK exporters

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Financial Ombudsman Service

Contact details for the Financial Ombudsman Service, a free and independent service that helps resolve disputes with financial firms

Financial Services Authority

Contact details for the Financial Services Authority, an independent body which regulates the financial services industry in the UK

Fire Gateway

Contact information for the Fire Gateway which is a web portal allowing you to access fire and rescue services online

Fire Service College

Contact details for the Fire Service College, a centre of excellence and training for the fire service

Floodline

Contact details for Floodline: Flood warning and advice service

Food Standards Agency

Contact information for the Food Standards Agency, an independent food safety watchdog

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Contact information for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The purpose of the FCO is to work for UK interests in a safe, just and prosperous world

Forensic Science Service

Contact details for the Forensic Science Service, an organisation which provides scientific advice and support to the police forces in England and Wales

Forestry Commission

Contact details for the Forestry Commission, which is responsible for the protection and growth of Britain's forests and woodlands

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Gambling Commission

Contact details for Gambling Commission, which regulates gambling in the public interest

General Register Office

Contact details for the (GRO) which forms part of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), an independent government agency which produces regular analysis of social, economic and business information

General Register Office for Northern Ireland

Contact details for the General Register Office for Northern Ireland, which administers marriage law and the registration of births, deaths, marriages and adoption in Northern Ireland

General Register Office for Scotland

Contact details for the General Register Office for Scotland, which is responsible for the registration of births, marriages, deaths, divorces and adoptions in Scotland

Government Actuaries Department

Contact details for the Government Actuaries Department, which advises the government on insurance risks and premiums, including pensions

Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Contact details for GCHQ, a UK government intelligence and security organisation

Government Communications Network

Contact details for the Government Communication Network, that brings together all the communication professionals working in UK government departments and agencies

Government News Network

Contact details for Government News Network: Press releases from government departments and organisations

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Health, Department of

Contact details for the Department of Health, which aims to improve health and well-being for the people of England

Healthcare Commission

Contact details for Healthcare Commission, which promotes improvement in the quality of the NHS and independent healthcare

Her Majesty's Courts Service

Contact details for HM Courts Service, which covers policy, legislation and the Magistrates' courts

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

Contact details for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, which inspects the police service in England and Wales

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education

Contact details for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, which inspects and advises on education in Scotland

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons

Contact details for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons, which inspects and advises on prisons in England and Wales

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation

Contact details for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation which inspects and advises on the prison probation system

Her Majesty's Land Registry

Contact details for Her Majesty's Land Registry, which registers the ownership of land in England and Wales

Her Majesty's Magistrates Courts Service Inspectorate (MCSI)

Contact details for (MCSI), which inspects and advises on the magistrates' courts service

Her Majesty's Prison Service

Contact details for HM Prison Service, which serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Contact details for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which is the new department responsible for the business of the former Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise. Find the different contact points for your enquiry from the link below

Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO), now part of the Office of Public Sector Information

Contact details for the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), which is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, opening up and reusing public sector information. It was formerly known as Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)

Her Majesty's Treasury

Contact details for HM Treasury, which aims to raise the rate of sustainable growth and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life, with economic and employment opportunities for all

Highways Agency

Contact details for the Highways Agency, responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England

Home Office

Contact details for the Home Office, which is responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales

House of Commons

Contact details for House of Commons

House of Lords

Contact details for the House of Lords

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Identity and Passport Service (IPS)

Contact details for the Identity and Passport Service builds on the UK Passport Service to provide passport services and in the future, as part of the National Identity Scheme, ID cards for British and Irish nationals resident in the UK

Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND)

Contact details for the Border and Immigration Agency, which assumes the responsibilities of the former Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) for managing immigration control in the UK.

Independent Police Complaints Commission

Contact details for the IPCC, which has overall responsibility for the system for complaints against the police

Information Commissioner's Office

Contact details for the Information Commissioner's Office, an independent supervisory authority which is responsible for data protection and freedom of information

Inland Revenue - now part of HM Revenue and Customs

The former Inland Revenue is now part of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Find the different contact points for your enquiry from the link below

Innovation, Universities and Skills, Department for

Contact information for Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), which includes functions from the former Department of Trade and Industry, and further and higher education and skills functions, previously part of Department for Education and Skills

Insolvency Service

Contact details for Insolvency Service, which deals with insolvency matters in England and Wales

Inspectorate of Constabulary, Her Majesty's

Contact details for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, which inspects the police service in England and Wales

Inspectorate of Prisons, Her Majesty's

Contact details for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons, which inspects and advises on prisons in England and Wales

Inspectorate of Probation, Her Majesty's

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation

Intellectual Property Office, UK

Contact details for the UK Intellectual Property Office, which is responsible for granting Intellectual Property rights in the UK.

International Development, Department for

Contact details for the Department for International Development, which manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty

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Jobcentre Plus

Contact information for Jobcentre Plus is available on its website. Find your local Jobcentre Plus and get help and advice on job hunting and on making a claim for benefit.

Jobseeker Direct

Contact details for Jobseeker Direct, a quick and easy phone service which keeps you in touch with the latest job vacancies and helps you find the job that's right for you

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Contact details for the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the court of final appeal for Commonwealth and UK overseas territories

Justice, Ministry of

Contact details for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), formerly the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA), this is responsible for criminal law, sentencing, offenders, prisons and probation

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Land Registry Direct

Contact details for Land Registry Direct, which offers land information and registration services

Land Registry, Her Majesty's

Contact details for Her Majesty's Land Registry, which registers the ownership of land in England and Wales

Learning and Skills Council

Contact details for the Learning and Skills Council, which aims to improve the skills of England's young people and adults

Legal Services Commission

Contact details for the Legal Services Commission, which looks after legal aid in England and Wales. Its also responsible for ensuring that people get the information, advice and legal help they need to deal with a wide range of everyday problems

Legal Services Ombudsman

Contact details for the Legal Services Ombudsman, which investigates complaints about lawyers in England and Wales

Local Government Ombudsman

Contact details for the Local Government Ombudsman, which investigates complaints of injustice arising from maladministration by local authorities and certain other bodies

Local Government Ombudsman (Wales)

Contact details for the Local Government Ombudsmen who investigate complaints about local councils in Wales

London Development Agency

Contact information for London Development Agency

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Magistrates Courts Service Inspectorate, Her Majesty's

Contact details for Her Majesty's Magistrates Courts Service Inspectorate, which inspects and advises on the magistrates' courts service

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Contact details for Maritime and Coastguard Agency, which develops, promotes and enforces safety at sea

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Contact details for the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which Protects public health by ensuring that medicines and health care products meet appropriate standards of quality and safety

Met Office

Contact details for Met Office: UK weather service

MI5 (Security Service)

Contact details for MI5, the UK security service

Ministry of Defence (MoD)

Contact details for the Ministry of Defence, which is responsible for defending the UK and overseas territories

Ministry of Justice

Contact details for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), formerly the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA), this is responsible for criminal law, sentencing, offenders, prisons and probation

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National Archives

Contact details for National Archives, the National Archives for England, Wales and the UK. Incorporates the work of the former Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts Commission

National Assembly for Wales

Contact details for the National Assembly for Wales, which develops and implements policies on behalf of the people of Wales

National Audit Office

Contact details for the National Audit Office, which investigates public spending on behalf of Parliament

National Health Service (NHS)

Go to Health services (health and well-being section) for contact information for the NHS

National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA)

Contact details for National Policing Improvement Agency which supports police forces to improve the way they work. It replaces Police Information technology Organisation (PITO) and Centrex

National Probation Service

Contact details for the NPS, which, manages probation in England and Wales

National Savings and Investments

Contact details for National Savings and Investments: Information and advice about national savings schemes

National School of Government

Contact details for the National School of Government, which is the business school for government.

National Statistics, Office for

Contact details for Office for National Statistics, which collects and distributes official UK statistics

Natural England

Contact details for Natural England, which works to conserve and enhance the natural environment of the English countryside

Northern Ireland Assembly

Contact details for Northern Ireland Assembly, currently suspended

Northern Ireland Office (NIO)

Contact information for the NIO, which has responsibility for Northern Ireland's constitutional and security issues. When power is not devolved to the Executive, responsibility for economic and social matters also pass back to the Northern Ireland Office

Number 10 Downing Street

Contact details for the Prime Minister's Office at 10 Downing Street, including information on policy, news and parliamentary speeches

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Ofcom (Office of Communications)

Contact details for Ofcom (Office of Communications), the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services

Office for Disability Issues

The Office for Disability Issues aims to coordinate the way government services are developed and delivered for disabled people

Office for National Statistics

Contact details for National Statistics, which collects and distributes official UK statistics

Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED)

Contact details for OFSTED, which inspects all schools and colleges in England, whether state or independent. Its role also includes the inspection of local education authorities, teacher training institutions and youth work and for the regulation of early years childcare, including childminders

Office of Deputy Prime Minister

The former Office of Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) is now replaced by Communities and Local Government

Office of Fair Trading

Contact details for the Office of Fair Trading, responsible for making markets work well for consumers. Its website offers general advice on consumer rights in the UK

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem)

Contact details for the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, which regulates the gas and electricity industries

Office of Government Commerce

Contact details for the Office of Government Commerce, which helps government departments achieve best value for money in their commercial activities

Office of Leader of the House of Commons

Contact information for the Office of Leader of the House of Commons. The Leader is responsible for the effective management of the business of the House, in particular the smooth progress of the Government's legislative programme

Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI)

Contact details for the Office of Public Sector Information, which manages and regulates government information

Office of Rail Regulation

Contact details for the Office of Rail Regulation, which regulates rail services

Office of the HM Paymaster General

Contact details for the Office of the HM Paymaster General, which operates the statutory accounts of the Paymaster General at the Bank of England under delegated authority

Office of the Information Commissioner

Contact information for Office of the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner's Office is a UK independent supervisory authority which is responsible for data protection, freedom of information, your information rights and legal obligations

Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Contact details for the Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, which handles independent investigations into complaints about government departments, some public bodies and the National Health Service

Office of the Public Guardian

Contact details for the Office of the Public Guardian, which supports and promotes decision making for those who lack capacity or would like to plan for their future

Office of Water Services (OFWAT)

Contact details for the Office of Water Services, which regulates water services

OGCbuying.solutions

Contact details for OGCbuying.solutions, which arranges procurement solutions for central civil government and the wider public sector

Olympic Delivery Authority

Contact details for Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), responsible for ensuring delivery of new venues and infrastructure for the games

Ordnance Survey

Contact details for Ordnance Survey, which publishes maps of Britain

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

Contact information for Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, which publishes maps of Northern Ireland

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Parliament, UK Houses of

Contact details for UK Houses of Parliament

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Office of the

Contact details for the Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, which handles independent investigations into complaints about government departments, some public bodies and the National Health Service

Passport Service

Contact details for the Identity and Passport Service which manages the application, renewal and amendments of passports for Britsh nationals resident in the UK

Patent Office

Contact details for the former Patent Office. Now known as the UK Intellectual Property Office, this is responsible for granting Intellectual Property rights in the UK.

Paymaster General, Office of the HM

Contact details for the Office of the HM Paymaster General, which operates the statutory accounts of the Paymaster General at the Bank of England under delegated authority

Pensions Commission

Contact details for the Pensions Commission, an independent body which is reviewing the UK private pension system to assess its effectiveness and make recommendations for change

Pensions Ombudsman

Contact information for Pensions Ombudsman. The Pensions Ombudsman investigates and decides complaints and disputes about the way that pension schemes are run

Pensions Service

Contact details for the Pension Service, part of the Department for Work and Pensions, which works out and pays pension entitlements

Pensions, Department for Work and

Contact details for the Department for Work and Pensions. DWP is responsible for the government's welfare reform agenda. Delivering support and advice to people of working age, employers, disabled people, pensioners, families and children

Planning Inspectorate

Contact details for the Planning Inspectorate, which processes planning and enforcement appeals and holds inquiries into local development plans in England and Wales

Police services in the UK

Find contact details of UK police forces and related organisations

Prime Minister

Contact details for the Prime Minister's Office at 10 Downing Street, including information on policy, news and parliamentary speeches

Prison Service, Her Majesty's

Contact details for HM Prison Service, which serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

Contact details for the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, which investigates complaints from prisoners and those under probation supervision

Privy Council Office

Contact details for the Privy Council Office, one of the oldest parts of government

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Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

Contact details for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, an organisation committed to building a world-class education and training framework

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Racial Equality, Commission for

The former Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) is now replaced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Regional Co-ordination Unit

Contact details for the Regional Co-ordination Unit, the corporate centre for the Government offices in the English regions

Regulatory Impact Unit

Contact details for the Regulatory Impact Unit, which works with government, agencies and regulators to make sure regulations are fair and effective

Residential Property Tribunal Service

Contact information for Residential Property Tribunal Service. They are an independent body which aims to provide a high quality, cost effective, fair and accessible tribunal service to help landlords and tenants and leaseholders settle disputes about rents and about leasehold property

Resilience, UK (Civil Contingencies Secretariat)

Contact details for UK Resilience, a website which provides links to government and non-government sources on a wide variety of emergencies and crises that can affect the UK, plus emergency planning guidance and government information

Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is an Executive Agency whose main responsibility is to provide UK coinage.

Royal Parks Agency

Contact details for the Royal Parks Agency, which is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Royal Parks in London

Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and

Contact details for DEFRA, working to provide government policy and advice on environmental, agricultural and rural issues

Rural Payments Agency

Contact details for the Rural Payments Agency, which provides services such as rural payments, rural inspections and livestock tracing

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Scotland Office

Contact details for Scotland Office, which represents Scottish interests in matters that are reserved to the United Kingdom Parliament and promotes the devolution settlement for Scotland

Scottish Executive

Contact details for the Scottish Executive, the devolved government for Scotland. It is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport

Scottish Parliament

Contact details for the Scottish Parliament, the devolved parliament for Scotland

Serious Fraud Office

Contact details for the Serious Fraud Office, which investigates serious and complex fraud

Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

Contact information for SOCA, an agency created to reduce the harm caused to people and communities in the UK by serious organised crime

Social Exclusion Unit

Contact details for the Social Exclusion Unit, which works to end social exclusion

Statistics, Office for National

Contact details for National Statistics, which collects and distributes official UK statistics

Sustainable Development Commission

Contact information for Sustainable Development Commission

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Ten Downing Street

Contact details for the Prime Minister's Office at 10 Downing Street, including information on policy, news and parliamentary speeches

Trade and Industry, Department of

The former Department of Trade and Industry (DTi) is now replaced by Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Training and Development Agency for Schools

Contact information for the Training and Development Agency for Schools

Transport, Department for

Contact details for general information and advice about the Department for Transport's objective to oversee the delivery of a reliable safe and secure transport system

Transport Scotland

Contact details for Transport Scotland, which is the national transport agency for Scotland

Treasury Solicitor's Department (TSOL)

Contact details for Treasury Solicitor's Department, which provides legal services to central government departments and other publicly funded bodies in England and Wales

Treasury, Her Majesty's

Contact details for HM Treasury, which aims to raise the rate of sustainable growth and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life, with economic and employment opportunities for all

Tribunals Service

Contact details for the Tribunals Service, which oversees the administration of the main central government tribunals

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UKvisas

Contact details for UKvisas, which processes visa or entry clearance applications

UK Home Civil Service

Contact information for and information on the UK Civil Service

UK Houses of Parliament

Contact details for UK Houses of Parliament

UK Intellectual Property Office

Contact details for the UK Intellectual Property Office, which is responsible for granting Intellectual Property rights in the UK.

UK Office of the European Parliament

Contact details for the UK Office of the European Parliament, which provides information to the UK public about the role and activities of the European Parliament

UK Passport Service

Contact details for the Identity and Passport Service which manages the application, renewal and amendments of passports for Britsh nationals resident in the UK

UK Resilience

Contact details for UK Resilience, a website which provides links to government and non-government sources on a wide variety of emergencies and crises that can affect the UK, plus emergency planning guidance and government information

UK Trade and Investment

Contact details for UK Trade and Investment, which helps companies trade internationally

Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS)

Contact details for UCAS, the central organisation with charitable status that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges

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Valuation Office Agency

Contact details for the Valuation Office Agency, which maintains the business rating and council tax valuation lists for England and Wales

Valuation Tribunals Service

Contact details for the Valuation Tribunals Service, which is an independent organisation dealing with appeals about Non-Domestic Rates and Council Tax

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)

Contact details for VOSA, for general information and advice on any of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) testing schemes, access to HGV/PCV test booking, MOT test standards, how to appeal against either the issue of or refusal to issue an MOT certificate and any other enquiry

Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA)

Contact details for VCA, for general information and advice about UK type approval of motor vehicles and components from the Vehicle Certification Agency advice centre

Veterans Agency

Contact details for the Veterans Agency, which administers War Pension Scheme and provides welfare services to former servicepeople

Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA)

Contact details for Veterinary Laboratories Agency, which promotes animal health and welfare and protects public health

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Contact details for the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, which protects health and the environment and promotes animal welfare by ensuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the UK

Visas, UK

Contact details for UKvisas, which processes visa or entry clearance applications

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Wales Audit Office

Contact information for the Wales Audit Office, whose role is to provide information on public spending in Wales

Wales Office

Contact details for the Wales Office, which supports the Secretary of State for Wales in ensuring the smooth working of the devolution settlement in Wales, and representing Welsh interests within the UK Government and the UK government in Wales

Welsh Assembly

Contact details for the Welsh Assembly, which develops and implements policies on behalf of the people of Wales

Whole of Government Accounts

Contact details for the Whole of Government Accounts, which aims to provide commercial-style accounts covering the whole of the public sector

Women's National Commission

Contact details for the Women's National Commission, which ensures that government policy considers women's needs

Work and Pensions, Department for

Contact details for the Department for Work and Pensions. DWP is responsible for the government's welfare reform agenda. Delivering support and advice to people of working age, employers, disabled people, pensioners, families and children

Work Permits UK

Contact details for Work Permits UK, which processes UK work permits

 

 

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