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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.

New guidance for professional charity fundraisers

Phil Hope MP

The Cabinet Office has announced the release of draft guidance to help professional fundraisers and retailers who raise money for charity through sales to comply with new laws, the announcement was made by Phil Hope MP who is Minister for the Third Sector.

Strategy Unit sets out the challenges that lie ahead

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The Strategy Unit has published an assessment of the future strategic challenges for Britain. Drawing on an analysis of trends and drivers of change, future projections and scenarios from inside and outside government and a detailed analysis of Britain's strengths and weaknesses, the resulting assessment provides a comprehensive review of the long term challenges and opportunities for Britain.

Ed Miliband calls for more responsive public services

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband, Minister for the Cabinet Office, today set out his vision for more responsive public services that live up to a modern vision of equality. The Minister was speaking on the same day the Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office published a short paper looking at some of the strategic long-term challenges facing the UK and what that might mean for the future of public services.

Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) annual report

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The ISC is required by the Intelligence Services Act 1994 to produce an annual report on the discharge of its functions, which the Prime Minister is then responsible for laying before Parliament.

This report, and the Government's response to it, has now been published.

Phil Hope to champion East Midlands

Phil Hope MP

The Prime Minister has appointed Cabinet Office Minister Phil Hope as the new Minister for the East Midlands.

New Minister appointed to the Cabinet Office

Tom Watson MP

Following on from Gillian Merron's departure to the Department for International Development, Tom Watson MP has been appointed as new Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office.

Pre-appointment hearings by Select Committees

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Ed Miliband, Minister for the Cabinet Office, today wrote to the Liaison Committee setting out progress on a proposal in the Governance of Britain Green Paper to increase Parliamentary scrutiny of appointments to certain posts by way of pre-appointment hearings. The letter sets out the proposed list of appointments that should be subject to pre-appointment scrutiny and very much welcomes the views of the Committee.

Do you have a local hero?

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown is calling on communities across the country to identify the local heroes who they believe should be honoured by the nation.

Cabinet Committees List released

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An updated Cabinet Committees list is available, the list shows that two new Cabinet Committees have been created, one on Health and Wellbeing and one on Africa.