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The Home Office (HO), also known (especially in official papers and when referred to in Parliament) as the Home Department, is a ministerial department of the
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, and
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. As such, it is responsible for
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in England and Wales, fire and rescue services in England, visas and immigration, and the
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. It is also in charge of government policy on security-related issues such as
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, and
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. It was formerly responsible for
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and the
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, but these have been transferred to the
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. The Cabinet minister responsible for the department is the
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, a post considered one of the
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Organisation

The Home Office is headed by the
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, a Cabinet minister supported by the department's senior civil servant, the
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permanent secretary
. As of October 2014, the Home Office comprises the following organisations:


Non-ministerial government departments

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National Crime Agency
(NCA) * Security Service (MI5)


Inspectorates / accountability

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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), formerly Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), has statutory responsibility for the inspection of the police forces, and since July 2017 the fire and resc ...
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Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and ImmigrationThe Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, formerly the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency, is a government appointed official responsible for providing independent scrutiny of the UK’s border and immigration func ...
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Independent Office for Police Conduct The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is a non-departmental public body in England and Wales which, since 8 January 2018, is responsible for overseeing the system for handling complaints made against police forces in England and Wales. ...
and other oversight bodies *
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* HM Chief Inspector of Fire Services


Divisions

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Border Force Border Force (BF) is a law-enforcement command within the Home Office, responsible for frontline border control operations at air, sea and rail ports in the United Kingdom. The force was part of the now defunct UK Border Agency from its establis ...
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HM Passport Office Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) is an agency of the Home Office in the United Kingdom. It provides passports for British nationals worldwide and was formed on 1 April 2006 as the Identity and Passport Service (a successor to the United Kingd ...
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Immigration Enforcement Immigration Enforcement (IE) is a law-enforcement command within the Home Office, responsible for enforcing immigration law across United Kingdom. The force was part of the now defunct UK Border Agency from its establishment in 2008 until Home Se ...
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Corporate Services Corporate services are activities that combine or consolidate certain enterprise-wide needed support services, provided based on specialized knowledge, best practices, and technology to serve internal (and sometimes external) customers and business ...
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UK Visas and Immigration UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is a division of the Home Office responsible for the United Kingdom's visa system. It was formed in 2013 from the section of the UK Border Agency that had administered the visa system. History The then Home Secretar ...
* MI5 *
National Crime Agency The National Crime Agency (NCA) is a national law enforcement agency in the United Kingdom. It is the UK's lead agency against organised crime; human, weapon and drug trafficking; cyber crime; and economic crime that goes across regional and i ...

National Crime Agency
*Police Services (England and Wales) *Fire and Rescue Services (England) *
Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism The Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT) is an executive directorate of the UK government Home Office, created in 2007, responsible for leading the work on counter-terrorism in the UK, working closely with the police and security service ...


Non-departmental public bodies

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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is a British statutory advisory non-departmental public body, which was established under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Mandate Its terms of reference, according to the Act, are as follows: ''to ...
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Animals in Science CommitteeThe Animals in Science Committee is an advisory non-departmental public body created by the British government in 2013 under the auspices of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 as part of its obligation under European Directive 2010/63/EU. I ...
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Disclosure and Barring Service The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is a non-departmental public body of the Home Office of the United Kingdom. The DBS enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying c ...
(DBS) *
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), is the foremost investigative agency for labour exploitation in the UK. Its role is to work in partnership with police and other law enforcement agencies to protect vulnerable and exploited workers ...
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Independent Police Complaints Commission The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was a non-departmental public body in England and Wales responsible for overseeing the system for handling complaints made against police forces in England and Wales. On 8 January 2018, the ...
(IPCC) *
Investigatory Powers Tribunal In the United Kingdom, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) is a judicial body, independent of the British government, which hears complaints about surveillance by public bodies—in fact, "the only Tribunal to whom complaints about the Intelli ...
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Migration Advisory CommitteeThe Migration Advisory Committee is a non-departmental public body associated with the British Home Office. It was established in 2007. Professor Alan Manning is the current chair. Professor Sir David Metcalf CBE was the chair from 2007 to 2016. ...
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National DNA Database Ethics Group The Biometrics and Forensic Ethics Group (formerly National DNA Database Ethics Group) is a non-departmental public body that advises the government of the United Kingdom on the ethical issues regarding collection, use, and retention of biometric a ...
*Office of Surveillance Commissioners *Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner *Police Advisory Board for England and Wales *Police Discipline Appeals Tribunal *Police Remuneration Review Body *Security Industry Authority (SIA) *Surveillance Camera Commissioner *Technical Advisory Board


Operations

A number of functions of the National Policing Improvement Agency were transferred to the Home Office in October 2012, ahead of the future abolition of the agency. These included: *Use of the Airwave (communications network), Airwave communications system by police forces *The Police National Database *The United Kingdom National DNA Database, National DNA Database *Legislative powers regarding police employment *Forensics policy *The National Procurement Hub for information technology


Home Office ministers

The Home Office ministers are as follows:


Priorities

The Department outlined its aims for this Parliament in its Business Plan, which was published in May 2011, and superseded its Structural Reform Plan. The plan said the department will: ::1. Empower the public to hold the police to account for their role in cutting crime :::*Introduce directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners and make police actions to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour more transparent. ::2. Free up the police to fight crime more effectively and efficiently :::*Cut police bureaucracy, end unnecessary central interference and overhaul police powers in order to cut crime, reduce costs and improve police value for money. Simplify national institutional structures and establish a
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National Crime Agency
to strengthen the fight against organised crime (and replace the Serious Organised Crime Agency). ::3. Create a more integrated criminal justice system :::*Help the police and other public services work together across the criminal justice system. ::4. Secure our borders and reduce immigration :::*Deliver an improved migration system that commands public confidence and serves our economic interests. Limit non-EU economic migrants, and introduce new measures to reduce inflow and minimise abuse of all migration routes, for example the student route. Process asylum applications more quickly, and end the detention of children for immigration purposes. ::5. Protect people's freedoms and civil liberties :::*Reverse state interference to ensure there is not disproportionate intrusion into people's lives. ::6. Protect our citizens from terrorism :::*Keep people safe through the Government's approach to counter-terrorism. ::7. Build a fairer and more equal society (through the Government Equalities Office) :::*Help create a fair and labour market flexibility, flexible labour market. Change culture and attitudes. Empower individuals and communities. Improve equality structures, frontline services and support; and help Government Departments and others to consider equality as a matter of course. The Home Office publishes progress against the plan on the 10 Downing Street website.


History

On , the Home Office was formed by renaming the existing Southern Department (England), Southern Department, with all existing staff transferring. On the same day, the Northern Department was renamed the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Foreign Office. To match the new names, there was a transferring of responsibilities between the two Departments of State. All domestic responsibilities were moved to the Home Office, and all foreign matters became the concern of the Foreign Office. Most subsequently created domestic departments (excluding, for instance, those dealing with education) have been formed by splitting responsibilities away from the Home Office. The initial responsibilities were: *Answering petitions and addresses sent to the King *Advising the King on **Royal grants **Warrant (law), Warrants and letter patent, commissions **The exercise of Royal Prerogative (United Kingdom), Royal Prerogative *Issuing instructions on behalf of the King to officers of the Crown, Lord-lieutenant, lords-lieutenant and magistrates, mainly concerning law and order *Operation of the secret service within the UK *Protecting the public *Safeguarding the rights and liberties of individuals *Colonial matters Responsibilities were subsequently changed over the years that followed: *1793 added: regulation of alien (law), aliens *1794 removed: control of British armed forces, military forces (to Secretary of State for War) *1801 removed: British Empire, colonial business (to Secretary of State for War and the Colonies) *1804 removed: Barbary States, Barbary State consuls (to Secretary of State for War and the Colonies) *1823 added: prisons *1829 added: Metropolitan Police Service, Metropolitan Police and other Law enforcement in the United Kingdom, police services *1836 added: General Register Office for England and Wales, registration of births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales *1844 added: naturalisation *1845 added: registration of Friendly society, Friendly Societies *1855 removed: Yeomanry, yeomanries and militias (to War Office) *1858 added: Local board of health, local boards of health *1871 removed: local boards of health (to President of the Local Government Board, Local Government Board) *1871 removed: registration of births, deaths and marriages (to Local Government Board) *1872 removed: highways and toll road, turnpikes (to Local Government Board) *1875 added: control of explosive material, explosives *1875 removed: registration of Friendly Societies (to HM Treasury, Treasury) *1885 removed: Scotland (to Secretary for Scotland and the Scottish Office) *1886 removed: fishing (to Board of Trade) *1889 removed: Commissioners of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, Land Commissioners (to Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (United Kingdom), Board of Agriculture) *1900 removed: matters relating to cemetery, burial grounds (to Local Government Board) *1905 removed: council house, public housing (to Local Government Board) *1914 added: dangerous drugs *1919 removed: aircraft and air traffic (to Air Ministry) *1919 removed: Anatomy Act 1832, use of human bodies in medical training (to Ministry of Health) *1919 removed: infant and child care (to Ministry of Health) *1919 removed: lunacy and mental health (to Ministry of Health) *1919 removed: health and safety (to Ministry of Health) *1920 added: firearms *1920 removed: Representation of Britain abroad in labour matters (to Secretary of State for Employment, Ministry of Labour) *1920 removed: mining (to Secretary for Mines, Mines Department) *1921 added: elections (from the Secretary of State for Health, Ministry of Health) *1922 removed: relations with Irish Free State (to Colonial Office) *1923 removed: Order of the British Empire (to Treasury) *1925 removed: registration of trade unions (to Ministry of Labour) *1931 removed: county councils (to Ministry of Health) *1933 added: poisons *1934 removed: metropolitan boroughs (to Ministry of Health) *1935 added: Civil Defence Service *1937 removed: road accident returns (to Ministry of Transport) *1938 added: firefighter, fire services *1938 removed: Imperial Service Order and medal (to Treasury) *1940 removed: factory inspections (to Ministry of Labour) *1945 removed: workmen's compensation scheme (to Ministry of National Insurance) *1947 added: infant and child care (from Ministry of Health) *1947 removed: regulation of advertisements (to Ministry of Town and Country Planning) *1947 removed: burial fees (to Ministry of Health) *1947 removed: registration of Building society, building societies (to Treasury) *1948 removed: Broadmoor hospital (to Lunacy Board of Control) *1949 added: Civil Defence Corps *1950 removed: structural precautions for civil defence (to Ministry of Works (United Kingdom), Ministry of Works) *1950 removed: minor judicial appointments (to Lord Chancellor) *1953 removed: slaughterhouses (to Ministry of Housing and Local Government) *1954 removed: Market (place), markets (to Ministry of Housing and Local Government) *1956 removed: railway accidents (to Department for Transport, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation) *1969 removed: reservoirs (to Ministry of Housing and Local Government) *1971 removed: child care in England (to Department of Health and Social Security) *1971 removed: child care in Wales (to Welsh Office) *1972 removed: Northern Ireland (to Northern Ireland Office) *1973 removed: adoption (to Department of Health and Social Security) *1992 removed: broadcasting and sport (to the new Department of National Heritage – later the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) *2000 removed: Metropolitan Police Service, Metropolitan Police (to Metropolitan Police Authority - later Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime) *2001 removed: Crown Dependencies (to Lord Chancellor's Department – now
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) *2007 removed: criminal justice, prisons & probation and legal affairs (to new
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) *2007 added:
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strategy (from the Cabinet Office) *2016 added: fire and rescue services in England (from the Department for Communities and Local Government) The Home Office retains a variety of functions that have not found a home elsewhere, and sit oddly with the main law-and-order focus of the department, such as regulation of British Summer Time.


Recent incidents


Union action

On 18 July 2012, the Public and Commercial Services Union announced that thousands of Home Office employees would go on Strike action, strike over jobs, pay and other issues. The union called off the strike; it claimed the department had, consequent to the threat of actions, announced 1,100 new border jobs.


Windrush scandal

The first allegations about the unfair targeting of pre-1973 Caribbean migrants started in 2013. In 2018, the allegations were put to the Home Secretary in the House of Commons, and resulted in the resignation of the then Home Secretary. The Windrush scandal resulted in British citizens being wrongly deported, and being refused life critical medical treatment, along with a further compensation scheme for those affected, and a wider debate on the Home Office hostile environment policy.


Aderonke Apata

Aderonke Apata, a Nigerians, Nigerian LGBT social movements, LGBT activist, made two asylum claims that were both rejected by the Home Office in 2014 and on April 1, 2015 respectively, due to her previously having been in a relationship with a man and having children with that man. In 2014, Apata said that she would send an Pornography, explicit video of herself to the Home Office to prove her sexuality. This resulted in her asylum bid gaining widespread support, with multiple petitions created in response, which gained hundreds of thousands of signatures combined. On August 8, 2017, after a thirteen year legal battle and after a new appeal from Apata was scheduled for late July, she was granted refugee status in the United Kingdom by the Home Office.


Location

Until 1978, the Home Office had its offices in what is now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Main Building on King Charles Street, off Whitehall. From 1978 to 2004, the Home Office was then located at 102 Petty France, 50 Queen Anne's Gate, a Brutalist architecture, Brutalist office block in Westminster designed by Sir Basil Spence, close to St. James's Park tube station. Many functions, however, were devolved to offices in other parts of London, and the country, notably the headquarters of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in Croydon. In 2005, the Home Office moved to a new main office designed by Terry Farrell (architect), Sir Terry Farrell at 2 Marsham Street, Westminster, on the site of the demolished Marsham Towers building of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Department of the Environment. For external shots of its fictional Home Office, the TV series ''Spooks (TV series), Spooks'' uses an aerial shot of the Government Offices Great George Street instead, serving as stand-in to match the distinctly less modern appearance of the fictitious accommodation interiors the series uses.


Research

To meet the UK's five-year science and technology strategy, the Home Office sponsors research in police sciences, including: *Biometrics – including face and voice recognition *Cell type analysis – to determine the origin of cells (e.g. hair, skin) *Chemistry – new techniques to recover latent fingerprints *DNA – identifying offender characteristics from DNA *Improved Forensic profiling, profiling – of illicit drugs to help identify their source *Raman Spectroscopy – to provide more sensitive drugs and explosives detectors (e.g. roadside drug detection) *Terahertz imaging methods and technologies – e.g. image analysis and new cameras, to detect crime, enhance images and support anti-terrorism


Devolution

Most front-line law and order policy areas, such as policing and criminal justice, are devolved in Scotland and Northern Ireland (and only very partially in Wales), but the following reserved and excepted matters are handled by Westminster.


Scotland

Reserved matters: *Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 *Extradition legislation, but the Scottish Ministers (through the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service) have executive responsibility for all aspects of mutual legal assistance *Most aspects of firearms legislation, but Scottish Ministers have some executive responsibilities for the licensing of firearms; further powers are transferred under the Scotland Act 2012 *Immigration and nationality *Animal experiments, Scientific procedures on live animals. The Scottish Government Justice and Communities Directorates are responsible for devolved justice and home affairs policy.


Northern Ireland

Excepted matters: *Extradition (as an international relations matter) *Immigration and nationality The following matters were not transferred at the devolution of policing and justice on 12 April 2010, and remain reserved: *Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Drug classification *Parades *Security of explosives *
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National Crime Agency
The Home Office's main counterparts in Northern Ireland are: *Department of Justice (Northern Ireland), Department of Justice (policing, public order and community safety) *Northern Ireland Office (national security in Northern Ireland) The Department of Justice is accountable to the Northern Ireland Executive, whereas the Northern Ireland Office is a United Kingdom Government, UK Government department.


Wales

Reserved matters: *Law enforcement in the United Kingdom, Policing *Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Drug Abuse *Data Protection Act 1998, Data Protection and access to information *Elections in the United Kingdom, Elections *Gun control in the United Kingdom, Firearms *British Board of Film Classification, Film Classification *British nationality law, Immigration and Nationality *animal experiments, Scientific Procedures on live animals *National Security and Counter-Terrorism *Gambling in the United Kingdom, Betting, Gaming and Lotteries *Emergency Powers *Extradition *Lord Lieutenant, Lieutenancies *Charities


Criticism

In March 2019, it was reported that in two unrelated cases, the Home Office denied asylum to converted Christians by misrepresenting certain Bible quotes. In one case, it quoted selected excerpts from the Bible to imply that Christianity is not more peaceful than Islam, the religion the asylum-seeker converted from. In another incident, an Iranian Christian application for asylum was rejected because her faith was judged as "half-hearted", for she did not believe that Jesus could protect her from the Iranian regime. As outrage grew on social media, the Home Office distanced itself from the decision, though it confirmed the letter was authentic. The Home Secretary admitted that it was "totally unacceptable" for his department to quote the Bible to question an Iranian Christian convert's asylum application, and ordered an urgent investigation into what had happened. The treatment of Christian asylum seekers chimes with other incidents in the past, like the refusal to grant Travel visa, visas to the Archbishop of Mosul to attend the consecration of the UK's first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral. In a 2017 study, the Christian Barnabas Fund found that only 0.2% of all Syrian refugees accepted by the UK were Christians, although Christians accounted for approximately 10% of Syria's pre-war population. In 2019, the Home Office admitted to multiple breaches of data protection regulations in the handling of its Windrush compensation scheme. The department sent emails to Windrush migrants which revealed the email address of other Windrush migrants to whom the email was sent. The data breach concerned five different emails, each of which was sent to 100 recipients. In April 2019, the Home Office admitted to revealing 240 personal email addresses of EU citizens applying for settled status in the UK. The email addresses of applicants were incorrectly sent to other applicants to the scheme. In response to these incidents, the Home Office pledged to launch an independent review of its data protection compliance. In 2019, the Court of Appeal issued a judgement which criticised the Home Office's handling of immigration cases. The judges stated that the "general approach [by the home secretary, Sajid Javid] in all earnings discrepancy cases [has been] legally flawed". The judgement relates to the Home Office's interpretation of Section 322(5) of the Immigration Rules. In November 2020, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a statutory body that investigates breaches of the Equality Act 2010 published a report concluding that the Home Office had a "lack of organisation-wide commitment, including by senior leadership, to the importance of equality and the Home Office's obligations under the equality duty placed on government departments". The report noted that the Home Office's purusit of the "hostile environment" policy from 2012 onwards "accelerated the impact of decades of complex policy and practice based on a history of white and black immigrants being treated differently". Caroline Waters, the interim chair of the EHRC, described the treatment of Windrush immigrants by the Home Office as a "shameful stain on British history". The Home Office has also been criticized for rejecting many asylum claims from LGBT people.


See also

*HOLMES2, Home Office Large Major Enquiry System *John Gieve *Law enforcement in the United Kingdom *List of Home Secretaries *List of permanent under secretaries of state of the Home Office *Ministry of Home Security *UK Immigration Service *Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department


References


External links

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Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies
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