Government Departments

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy www.bis.gov.uk Tel: 020 7215 5000

Responsible for Government policy on business, trade, enterprise, universities, further education, science and energy.

Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport www.culture.gov.uk Tel: 020 7211 6000

Responsible for Government policy on culture, the arts, media, gambling, the national lottery, sport and the digital economy.

Foreign Office www.fco.gov.uk Tel: 020 7008 1500

Responsible for Government policy on foreign affairs and diplomacy. The Foreign Office is also responsible for Consular services, travel advice and sanctions implemented by the UK.

Home Office www.homeoffice.gov.uk Tel: 020 7035 4745

Responsible for Government policy on crime, the police, counter terrorism, alcohol, drugs, immigration and passports.

Department for Defence www.mod.uk Tel: 020 7218 9000

Responsible for Government policy on all defence issues.

Department for Education www.education.gov.uk Tel: 0370 000 2288

Responsible for Government policy on schools in England, children, young people, families, education and training for 16 to 19 year olds, school standards and teacher training.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs www.defra.gov.uk Tel: 08459 33 55 77

Responsible for Government policy on the natural environment, food, farming, fisheries, animal health and welfare, rural communities and environmental protection.

Department of Health www.dh.gov.uk Tel: 020 7210 4850

Responsible for Government policy on Health and provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England.

Department for International Development www.dfid.gov.uk Tel: 0845 300 4100

Responsible for Government policy on international development and foreign aid.

Ministry of Justice www.justice.gov.uk Tel: 020 3334 3555

Responsible for Government policy on the Courts, the Probation Service and Prisons.

Department for Transport www.dft.gov.uk Tel: 0300 330 3000

Responsible for Government policy on aviation, roads, rail and shipping

HM Treasury www.hm-treasury.gov.uk Tel: 020 7270 5000

Responsible for Government policy on economics, finance and taxation

Department for Work and Pensions www.dwp.gov.uk

Responsible for Government policy on welfare and pension policy, including pensions, the child support agency and job centres.

Department for Communities and Local Government www.communities.gov.uk Tel: 0303 444 0000

Responsible for building regulations, community cohesion, decentralisation, fire services and resilience, housing, local government, planning, race equality, the Thames Gateway and urban regeneration.