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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. 

ACEVO National Annual Conference speech by Tessa Jowell

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Speech by Tessa Jowell at the ACEVO National Annual Conference in London, 5 November 2009.

Dawn Butler MP joins Cabinet Office as Minister for Young Citizens and Youth Engagement

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The Prime Minister has appointed Dawn Butler MP as the Minister for Young Citizens and Youth Engagement, based in the Cabinet Office.

The Minister will continue with her duties as an assistant whip, but will also work with ministers in relevant Government departments – particularly with DCSF and MoJ - and other relevant bodies in order to:

The Minister will work on a part-time basis to allow for whipping responsibilities and will also take on other responsibilities inside the Cabinet Office in due course.

London charity receives vital help to provide weekend services for the homeless

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The Connection in St Martin’s-in-the Field, London, has received a £185,000 Government grant to provide much needed services for homeless people in the Capital.

Cabinet Office Director-General Campbell Robb moves to Shelter

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Campbell Robb, Director General of the Office of the Third Sector and Social Exclusion, has announced he will take up a new post at Chief Executive of major UK housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Strengthening the Central Intelligence Machinery

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In 2009, the Prime Minister, on the advice of the Cabinet Secretary, with the support of the three Agency heads and having consulted widely within Government, agreed to the recommendations of an internal review on strengthening the central intelligence machinery.

The overview section of the central intelligence machinery section of this site has been updated, including revised terms of reference for the Joint Intelligence Committee and a paper on new central intelligence structures.

Greening Government ICT: one year on

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One year on from the launch of its Greening ICT Strategy, the Government has reduced its carbon emissions by over 12,000 tonnes.  This report describes the considerable measures that have been taken to make Government ICT more sustainable and outlines the plans for continued progress.

New Head of the Social Exclusion Task Force

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Naomi Eisenstadt, the director for the Social Exclusion Task Force, will be retiring at the end of September.

Campbell Robb, who currently manages the Office of the Third Sector, will also become responsible for the Social Exclusion Task Force following Naomi Eisenstadt’s retirement, as Director-General of the Office of the Third Sector and Social Exclusion. 

Get volunteering this summer

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Following confirmation that both Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Minister for the Cabinet Office Tessa Jowell are going to use some of their summer holiday to do community work, the Cabinet Office hopes it will encourage more people to volunteer this year.

Volunteering is fun and can make a huge difference to your local community and society as a whole. While Britain already has one of the highest rates of volunteering in the world, we hope more and more people will get involved in their community.

For information on volunteering, please visit www.do-it.org.uk [External website], www.vinspired.com [External website] (for young people aged 16- 25), or contact your local Volunteer Centre to see what support you can offer.

Public Services Forum: the first five years

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The Cabinet Office has published a report of the first five years of the Public Services Forum (PSF). The PSF was formed in 2003 to improve dialogue between government, trade unions and public sevice employers, and it supports and encourages principles of partnership, workforce involvement and public service improvement.

Fair Access to the professions

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The Panel on Fair Access to the professions has published its final report. Led by the Rt Hon. Alan Milburn its 18 panel members examined the barriers and pathways to reaching professions for all people - regardless of their background.
The report was commissioned by the Prime Minister following the New Opportunities White Paper which examined the issue of social mobility and its importance for the economy and social justice, ensuring everyone has the chance to fulfil their potential and secure the jobs of the future.