About us

What we do

We support the Prime Minister and ensure the effective running of government. We are also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and we take the lead in certain critical policy areas.


We have responsibility for:


Our priorities are to:

  • establish and implement the government’s overall strategy and policy priorities
  • reform the UK’s constitutional and political system
  • improve the integrity and efficiency of the electoral system
  • maintain a robust, decentralised UK
  • promote open data and transparency both nationally and internationally, through the UK’s chairmanship of the Open Government Partnership
  • support the Centre for Social Action, promoting volunteering opportunities through its campaigns, and increase the scale of National Citizen Service to provide more places for young people
  • contribute to UK growth and agree our strategy for continued contribution in future years
  • implement the Civil Service Reform Plan

Who we are

We employ around 2,050 staff. There are also around 700 people working for the Crown Commercial Service, an executive agency.

Our main offices are in London, but we have staff based around the country. We are supported by a number of advisory non-departmental bodies.

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.

Corporate reports