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The Cabinet Office is at the centre of government, making government work better. This website brings together information from units in the Department.

Ministerial Code

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The Prime Minister has published a new Ministerial Code. The code focuses on the principles that should guide Ministers' conduct and has been tightened and updated in a number of key areas.

Minister for the Cabinet Office

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband has been appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster following the Prime Minister's announcement of his new Cabinet. Joining Ed in the Cabinet Office ministerial team are Parliamentary Secretaries, Phil Hope MP and Gillian Merron MP. Phil joins us from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Gillian, who is also Minister for the East Midlands, joins us from the Department for Transport.

Tessa Jowell appointed

Tessa Jowell

The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell will be based within the Cabinet Office as Minister of State for the Olympics and will attend Cabinet. The Government Olympic Executive will remain within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and will report to Minister of State for the Olympics.

Gillian Merron – Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for the East Midlands

Gillian Merron

Gillian Merron MP has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for the East Midlands

Phil Hope – Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for the Third Sector

Phil Hope

Phil Hope MP has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for the Third Sector

Making Government communication work better

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The Cabinet Office has published, ‘Informing the public in a multi–media age’, a report about how the Government might better communicate with the public in a multi–media age.


National Information Assurance Strategy launched

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The Cabinet Office has launched a National Information Assurance Strategy at an annual IA event in Brighton which brings together senior industry and government players to achieve a partnership in addressing the UK's needs in protecting information. Government acknowledges that information is an important asset to all organisations and individuals and as such it must be properly safeguarded. The Strategy calls for the adoption of appropriate information risk management as well as enhancement of professionalism, training education and awareness and compliance to recognised standards as well as ensuring the availability of the right kind of products and services.

Power of information principles get go-ahead from Government

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Responding to the independent ‘Power of Information’ review published on 7 June 2007, Cabinet Office Minister Hilary Armstrong has signalled a new direction in the Government's approach to developments on the internet. The review and the Government's response are thought to be the world's first significant investigation of these issues by a government.

Reaching Out: Think Family

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Reaching Out: Think Family is the first stage of our Families At Risk Review. This report sets out interim analysis and themes on the multiple problems faced by some of the most excluded families in society.

Queen's Birthday Honours List 2007

Honour medals

As usual, this Honours List reflects and pays tribute to outstanding achievement and service right across the community and the nation as a whole. As in previous lists a key aim has been to reward those who work and serve at the sharp end – people who have really changed things, or who have given outstanding service to others in difficult situations.

Reviewing Government Consultation Policy

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The Cabinet Office is reviewing the Government’s consultation policy. We want to hear your views on how the Government currently consults and how you think these consultations can be improved upon.