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Departments of the Government of the United Kingdom

The Government of the United Kingdom is divided up into departments. These, according to the government, are responsible for putting government policy into practice.[1] There are currently 23 ministerial departments, 20 non-ministerial departments and 413 agencies and other public bodies.[2]

Ministerial departments

Ministerial departments are generally the most high-profile government departments and differ from the other two types of government departments in that they include ministers.

List

Ministerial department Minister responsible Permanent Secretary/Director Ref.
Attorney General's Office The Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP
Attorney General
Shehzad Charania MBE
(Interim Director General of the Attorney General's Office)[3]
[2][4][5]
Cabinet Office The Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Alex Chisholm [2][6][7]
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sarah Munby [2][8][9]
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon Nadine Dorries MP
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sarah Healey CB [2][10][11]
Department for Education The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP
Secretary of State for Education
Susan Acland-Hood [2][12][13]
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon George Eustice MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Tamara Finkelstein CB [2][14][15]
Department for International Trade The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
John Alty
(interim)
[2][16][17]
Department for Transport The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
Secretary of State for Transport
Bernadette Kelly CB [2][18][19]
Department for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Peter Schofield CB [2][20][21]
Department of Health and Social Care The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Sir Chris Wormald KCB [2][22][23]
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office The Rt Hon Liz Truss MP
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE [2][24][25]
HM Treasury The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sir Tom Scholar KCB [2][26][27]
Home Office The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Matthew Rycroft CBE [2][28][29]
Ministry of Defence The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP
Secretary of State for Defence
David Williams KCB [2][30][31]
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Jeremy Pocklington [2][32][33]
Ministry of Justice The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP
Secretary of State for Justice[34][35]
Antonia Romeo [2][36]
Northern Ireland Office The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis CBE MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Madeleine Alessandri CMG [2][37][38]
Office of the Advocate General for Scotland Lord Stewart of Dirleton QC[39][40][41] Neil Taylor, Director and Solicitor to the Advocate General[42] [2][43]
Office of the Leader of the House of Commons[n 1] Jacob Rees-Mogg[44][45] N/A [2][46]
Office of the Leader of the House of Lords[n 1] Baroness Evans[44][47] N/A [2][48]
Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack MP[39][49] Laurence Rockey, Director[50] [2][51]
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart MP[52][53][54] Glynne Jones, Director[55] [2][56]
UK Export Finance The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
N/A [2][16][57]

Non-ministerial departments

Non-ministerial departments are headed by civil servants and usually have a regulatory or inspection function.[58]

List

Agencies and other public bodies

Government departments in this third and final category can generally be split into five types:[58]

  • Executive agencies, which usually provide government services rather than decide policy
  • Executive non-departmental public bodies, which do work for the government in specific areas
  • Advisory non-departmental public bodies, which provide independent and expert advice to ministers
  • Tribunal non-departmental public bodies, which are part of the justice system and have jurisdiction over a specific area of the law
  • Independent monitoring boards, which are responsible for the running of prisons and the treatment of prisoners

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Part of the Cabinet Office.

References

  1. ^ "How government works". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar "Departments, agencies and public bodies". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Shehzad Charania MBE". GOV.UK.
  4. ^ "Attorney General". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Attorney General's Office". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Minister for the Cabinet Office". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Alex Chisholm". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "Sarah Munby". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ "Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - GOV.UK". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  11. ^ "Sarah Healey". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "Secretary of State for Education". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ "Susan Acland-Hood". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  14. ^ "Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  15. ^ "Tamara Finkelstein". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  16. ^ a b "Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ "John Alty". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  18. ^ "Secretary of State for Transport". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  19. ^ "Bernadette Kelly CB". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2021.
  20. ^ "Secretary of State for Work and Pensions". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  21. ^ "Peter Schofield". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  22. ^ "Secretary of State for Health and Social Care". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  23. ^ "Sir Chris Wormald KCB". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  24. ^ "Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  25. ^ "Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  26. ^ "Chancellor of the Exchequer". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  27. ^ "Tom Scholar". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  28. ^ "Secretary of State for the Home Department". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  29. ^ "Matthew Rycroft CBE". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  30. ^ "Secretary of State for Defence". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  31. ^ "David Williams". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  32. ^ "Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  33. ^ "Jeremy Pocklington". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  34. ^ "Responsibilities: Oversight of all portfolios and Ministry of Justice strategy" [1]
  35. ^ "The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP". GOV.UK.
  36. ^ "Antonia Romeo". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  37. ^ "Secretary of State for Northern Ireland". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  38. ^ "Madeleine Alessandri CMG". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  39. ^ a b "The Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General for Scotland report to the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Advocate General for Scotland respectively." [2]
  40. ^ "HM Advocate General for Scotland - GOV.UK". gov.uk.
  41. ^ "Lord Stewart of Dirleton QC". GOV.UK.
  42. ^ "The Director of OAG is responsible for overseeing all legal services provided by OAG to the UK government, and for overseeing delivery of OAG's objectives as set out in its Business Plan." [3]
  43. ^ "Office of the Advocate General for Scotland". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  44. ^ a b [4]
  45. ^ "About us".
  46. ^ "Office of the Leader of the House of Commons". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  47. ^ "About us".
  48. ^ "Office of the Leader of the House of Lords". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  49. ^ "Secretary of State for Scotland - GOV.UK". gov.uk.
  50. ^ "Laurence Rockey". GOV.UK.
  51. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  52. ^ "Wales Office officials report to the Secretary of State and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for policy purposes" [5]
  53. ^ "I have been privileged to serve as Secretary of State for Wales since December 2019, leading the department as it continues to implement the UK Government's vision for Wales." [6]
  54. ^ "Secretary of State for Wales - GOV.UK". gov.uk.
  55. ^ "Glynne Jones CBE". GOV.UK.
  56. ^ "Office of the Secretary of State for Wales". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  57. ^ "UK Export Finance". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.
  58. ^ a b "How government works". gov.uk. Retrieved 2021.

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