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What we do

The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.

Home Office is a ministerial department, supported by 26 agencies and public bodies.

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We work on these topics

  1. Borders and immigration

    The government is responsible for securing the UK's borders. We will deliver an improved migration system that commands public confidence and serves our economic interests. We believe that improving migration processes to reduce abuse and limiting non-EU economic migrancy will better serve Britain's interests and deliver a fair system. Read more

  2. National security

    The government works to identify the most pressing risks to our security, and put in place the ways and means to address them. Read more

  3. Crime and policing

    Crime must be reduced and prevented to ensure people feel safe in their homes and communities. The government supports visible, responsive and accountable policing by empowering the public and freeing up the police to fight crime. Read more

  4. Equality, rights and citizenship

    The government is working to make Britain a fair, free and democratic society open to those who are willing to contribute to British life. Read more

  5. Law and the justice system

    The justice system must punish the guilty, protect our liberties and rehabilitate offenders. We will ensure that more criminals make amends to victims and communities for the harm they have caused and help them break the destructive cycle of crime. Read more

  1. Reducing and preventing crime

    The Home Office is responsible for preventing crime and making sure people feel safe in their homes and communities.

  2. Creating a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Making sure the London 2012 Games continue to benefit the whole country for many years.

  3. Ending violence against women and girls in the UK

    How the government is supporting victims of domestic violence and abuse and making sure perpetrators are brought to justice.

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Our announcements

Our consultations

  1. Consultation on revised PACE codes of practice 2013

    • 23 October 2013
    • Consultation outcome
  2. Revised PACE codes of practice: C and H

    • 23 October 2013
    • Consultation outcome

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