What we do

We support the Prime Minister and Deputy 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.

CO is a ministerial department, supported by 20 agencies and public bodies.

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Our policies

  1. Preventing sexual violence in conflict

    Ending the use of rape and sexual violence as a tactic of war.

  2. Improving the UK's ability to absorb, respond to and recover from emergencies

    How government plans to be ready and able to deal with potential emergency situations.

  3. Growing the social investment market

    How government is making it easier for social ventures to grow by increasing the amount of available funding sources.

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Our announcements

Our consultations

  1. Explanatory notes for bills: new format

    • 21 November 2014
    • Open consultation
  2. Social Value Act: review

    • 24 October 2014
    • Closed consultation

See all our consultations

Our publications

  1. Efficiency and reform in the next Parliament

    • 3 December 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Mystery Shopper results

    • 3 December 2014
    • Research and analysis

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Our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Contact CO

General enquiries

Correspondence Team
70 Whitehall


Efficiency and reform enquiries

ERG Service Desk
Cabinet Office
Rosebery Court
St Andrews Business Park


Media enquiries

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  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
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Freedom of information requests

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
Room 3.32
1 Horse Guards Road


High profile groups within CO

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