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The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police.

The Home Office website has changed, information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website, find out more and access the archives.

Latest news

  • Rapid review of counter-terrorism powers

    Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010

    A review focusing on which security powers could be scaled back in order to restore the balance of civil liberties has been announced by Theresa May.

  • Structural reform plan published

    Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010

    The plan, published today, will make it easier for the public to hold the Home Office to account, as it sets out key future policies along with deadlines and 'milestones'.

  • 'Legal high' Naphyrone banned

    Monday, 12 Jul 2010

    Drug which can cause adverse effects on the heart and blood vessels will be controlled as a Class B drug, says crime prevention minister.

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