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Inside the Home Office

Inside the Home Office

Welcome inside the Home Office website. All of the subjects here are relevant to the operation of the Home Office as a whole, as distinct from one of our policy areas, such as Crime & Policing or Immigration and Nationality.


A detailed statement of our purpose and aims, from promoting active citizenship, to reducing crime and regulating immigration.


Details about the structure of the Home Office, from our various directorates and units, to our senior management team, to ministerial speeches and annual reports.

Public Appointments

Most public appointments are to non-departmental public bodies, such as Tribunals and Advisory Boards. Learn more about them here, including recent appointments and forthcoming vacancies, or register your interest in being considered for one.


If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in any of our policy areas -- such as Crime & Policing, or Community & Race -- the Home Office could be the place for you.


Home Office circulars from 1994.


Current consultation papers, summaries, and closed consultation papers.


Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Home Office is committed to promoting policy-making and debate, providing and publishing accessible information to the public, and responding in a timely fashion to all reasonable requests for information.


Links to bills currently before Parliament, Acts of Parliament from 1998 onwards, and Statutory instruments.

Press releases

Links to all press releases issued in the course of the past year.


Selected speeches delivered by the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary and various Home Office Ministers.