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What we do

We work with our agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.

DFT is a ministerial department, supported by 23 agencies and public bodies.

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We work on these topics

  1. Transport

    Safe and dependable transport is essential to UK society and the economy. The government is working to make rail, road, air and water transport more efficient and effective, keep them safe and secure, and reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions. Read more

  2. UK economy

    All parts of the economy are growing - but the government still has a huge amount to do through continuing to create jobs and supporting businesses to grow. The government is also making sure that the recovery is a recovery for all and this means creating a more educated workforce and taking measures to help with the cost of living. Find progress updates on this page. Read more

  3. Climate change

    The government is working at home and abroad to adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by investing in low-carbon energy sources, improving fuel standards in cars and increasing energy efficiency wherever possible. Read more

  4. Local government

    The government is giving local councils more power to decide how to spend public money in their areas so they can meet local people's needs. At the same time, the government is helping to make sure Council Tax payers get value for money by making councils more transparent and accountable. Read more

  5. 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

  1. Providing effective regulation of freight transport

    Fair and effective regulation will help shift freight from road to rail and water, moving it safely and securely across the UK and abroad

  2. HS2: developing a new high speed rail network

    The government will develop a new high speed network (HS2) to provide the rail capacity that Britain needs.

  3. Increasing the use of low-carbon technologies

    How we're increasing use of renewable energy and supporting the development of new nuclear power stations and a carbon capture and storage industry.

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Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

Our statistics

  1. Port freight statistics: Jul to Sep Q3 2013

    • 18 December 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Blue badge scheme statistics: 2013

    • 17 December 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics

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Our ministers

Our management

Contact DFT

Office address and general enquiries

Department for Transport
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road


Media enquiries

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FOI Requests
Department for Transport
Information Rights & Records Unit
D/01, Ashdown House

Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 7GA

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