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Welcome to the Home Office

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

Information about the department from before 7 May 2010 is available on the National Archives website. Find out more and access the archives.

Latest news

  • Update on student rally violence

    Thursday, 11 Nov 2010

    Nick Herbert speaks to parliament about the police response to yesterday's central London protest and condemns minority who carried out criminal acts.

  • Ben Kinsella fund established

    Thursday, 11 Nov 2010

    A new £250,000 fund for projects to tackle knife crime launched in memory of Ben Kinsella who was murdered in 2008.

  • Cleaners at Regent Street store arrested

    Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010

    UK Border Agency arrest four in raid targeting illegal contract workers at Hamleys toy store in central London.

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