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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
(MHCLG) is the UK Government department for Housing, communities and local government in England. It was established in May 2006 and is the successor to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, established in 2001. Its headquarters is located at 2 Marsham Street, London. It was renamed to add Housing to its title in January 2018. There are corresponding departments in the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government
Welsh Government
and the Northern Ireland Executive, responsible for communities and local government in their respective jurisdictions.

Contents

1 Ministers 2 History and responsibilities

2.1 Responsibilities

3 Bodies sponsored by MHCLG

3.1 Executive agencies 3.2 Non-departmental public bodies

4 Devolution 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Ministers[edit] The MHCLG's ministers are as follows:[2]

Minister Rank Portfolio

The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid
Sajid Javid
MP Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Overall leadership of the Ministry, Troubled Families

Dominic Raab
Dominic Raab
MP Minister of State for Housing and Planning Housing, Ebbsfleet, planning policy, neighbourhood planning, lead minister on the Housing Bill, planning casework, London

Jake Berry MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth Northern Powerhouse, city deals, European Regional Development Fund, Enterprise Zones and Local Enterprise Partnerships, building regulations, supporting minister on the Devolution Bill, planning casework

Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak
MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
for Local Government Local Government policy and finances, adult social care, local government pensions and interventions policy, troubled families, parks/green space

Heather Wheeler
Heather Wheeler
MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
for Housing and Homelessness Homelessness and rough sleeping, private-rented sector, Housing Ombudsman and redress, leasehold reform,voluntary right-to-buy, home buying process reform, domestic abuse and refuges, supported housing,

The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Departmental business in the House
House
of Lords, local government finance and policy, integration and faith, High Speed Rail 2 (HS2), Travellers, supporting the Secretary of State on City Deals and Troubled Families, women and equalities (supporting the Department for Education in the House
House
of Lords)

The Permanent Secretary is Melanie Dawes who took up her post on 1 March 2015.[3] Henry Smith was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary
Parliamentary Private Secretary
to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
on 26 May 2015.[4] History and responsibilities[edit] MHCLG was formed in July 2001 as part of the Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office
with the title Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), headed by the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott. In May 2002 the ODPM became a separate department after absorbing the local government and regions portfolios from the defunct Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. The ODPM was criticised in some quarters for adding little value and the Environmental Audit Committee had reported negatively on the department in the past.[5][6] During the 5 May 2006 reshuffle of Tony Blair's government, it was renamed and Ruth Kelly succeeded David Miliband
David Miliband
to become the first Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). In January 2018, as part of Theresa May’s Cabinet Reshuffle, the department was renamed the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Responsibilities[edit] The Ministry is responsible for UK Government policy in the following areas, mainly in England:[7]

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

On its creation it also assumed the community policy function of the Home Office. Ministers have since established the Commission on Integration and Cohesion, and the now separate Government Equalities Office which is now part of the Department for Education. Bodies sponsored by MHCLG[edit] Executive agencies[edit]

Planning Inspectorate Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Conference Centre

The department also was previously responsible for two other agencies. On 18 July 2011 Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
was transferred to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills[8] and on 28 February 2013 the Fire Service College was sold to Capita.[9] Non-departmental public bodies[edit] In January 2007, Ruth Kelly
Ruth Kelly
announced proposals to bring together the delivery functions of the Housing Corporation, English Partnerships and parts of the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government to form a new unified housing and regeneration agency, the Homes and Communities Agency. Initially announced as Communities England, it became operational in December 2008. This also includes the Academy for Sustainable Communities. 2008 was also the year that the department along with the Local Government Association
Local Government Association
produced the National Improvement and Efficiency Strategy [10] which led to the creation of nine Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEPs) with devolved funding of £185m to drive sector-led improvement for councils. Devolution[edit] Its main counterparts in the devolved nations of the UK are as follows. Scotland

Communities Directorates Learning and Justice Directorates

Northern Ireland

Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
(civil resilience, community cohesion, race relations) Department of the Environment (local government, planning) Department of Finance and Personnel
Department of Finance and Personnel
(building regulations) Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
(fire services) Department for Social Development
Department for Social Development
(housing, urban regeneration)

Wales

Welsh Government
Welsh Government
Department for Local Government and Public Services

See also[edit]

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
budget Council house Energy efficiency in British housing Flag protocol Homes and Communities Agency Local Resilience Forum English Partnerships Housing Corporation Housing estate Social Exclusion Task Force Local Government Association Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership

References[edit]

^ Budget 2011 (PDF). London: HM Treasury. 2011. p. 48. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2014.  ^ "Our ministers". GOV.UK. Department for Communities and Local Government. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  ^ " Melanie Dawes announced as new DCLG permanent secretary – Civil Service World". www.civilserviceworld.com.  ^ [1][dead link] ^ "Environmental report slams ODPM over sustainable code". Building. (subscription required) ^ Knight, Sam (5 May 2006). "Prescott loses his dream home the megadepartment". The Times. London.  ^ "Government ministers and responsibilities – GOV.UK".  ^ " Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
becomes part of Department for Business Innovation and Skills".  ^ " Fire Service College
Fire Service College
sold to Capita". 28 February 2013 – via www.bbc.co.uk.  ^ National Improvement and Efficiency Strategy Archived 27 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Official website Local Government Channel Communities UK YouTube
YouTube
channel

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Headquarters: 2 Marsham Street Ashdown House

Ministers

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Minister of State for Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination Minister of State for Housing and Planning Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State

Executive agencies

Planning Inspectorate Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Conference Centre

Non-departmental public bodies

Commission for Local Administration in England (Local Government Ombudsmen) Homes and Communities Agency

Category

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Departments of Her Majesty's Government

Ministerial

Attorney General's Office Cabinet Office Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Department for Education Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Department for Exiting the European Union Department for International Development Department for International Trade Department for Transport Department for Work and Pensions Department of Health and Social Care Foreign and Commonwealth Office Her Majesty's Treasury Home Office Ministry of Defence Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Ministry of Justice Northern Ireland Office Office of the Advocate General for Scotland Office of the Leader of the House
House
of Commons Office of the Leader of the House
House
of Lords Scotland Office UK Export Finance Wales Office

Non-ministerial

Charity Commission for England and Wales Competition and Markets Authority Crown Prosecution Service Food Standards Agency Forestry Commission Government Actuary's Department Government Legal Department Her Majesty's Land Registry Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs National Crime Agency National Savings and Investments Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation Office of Rail and Road Ordnance Survey Serious Fraud Office Supreme Court of the United Kingdom The National Archives UK Statistics Authority UK Trade & Investment Water Services Regulation Authority

Category Commons

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Construction
Construction
industry of the United Kingdom

Construction Economy of the United Kingdom

companies

consultancies and support services

AMEC Amey Arcadis Architecture firms Arup Atkins

Faithful+Gould

Buro Happold Capita CH2M Cundall Davis Langdon Elliott Wood Expedition Engineering Flint & Neill Gifford Hoare Lea Interserve Mace Mitie Mott MacDonald Mouchel RPS Scott Wilson Sweett Group WSP

house builders

current

Barratt Bellway Berkeley Bloor Boot Bovis Countryside Properties Crest Nicholson Keepmoat Lend Lease McCarthy & Stone Miller Muir Persimmon Redrow Taylor Wimpey Telford Homes United House

defunct

Ashtons Beazer Broseley Bryant Homes Comben Homes George Wimpey Ideal Homes Jelsons McLean Homes Taylor Woodrow Westbury William Leech Wilson Bowden

integrated construction

current

Balfour Beatty BAM Nuttall Carillion Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Clugston Costain Galliford Try Gleeson Interserve Kier Laing O'Rourke Lend Lease Mace Morgan Sindall J. Murphy & Sons Shepherd Sir Robert McAlpine VolkerFitzpatrick Wates Willmott Dixon

defunct

Alfred McAlpine Connaught plc Holland, Hannen & Cubitts Linford Mowlem Rok Sir William Arrol & Co. Trollope & Colls

suppliers

current

Aggregate Industries Artex Ashtead Brogan Buildbase Celotex Cemex
Cemex
UK Hanson Hope Cement HSS Hire Jewson Kingspan

Kingspan Off-Site

London
London
Brick Mero-Schmidlin Pilkington RMD Kwikform Saint Gobain SIG Speedy Hire Tarmac

Tarmac Building Products

Tata Steel Europe Travis Perkins Wolseley

defunct

Blue Circle Industries Redland RMC Group Tarmac Group

government and regulatory bodies

Department for Communities and Local Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Health & Safety Executive Local planning authority Planning Inspectorate Chief Construction
Construction
Adviser to UK Government

industry bodies

British Constructional Steelwork Association BSRIA Build UK Building Research Establishment Chartered Institute of Building Civil Engineering Contractors Association Construction
Construction
Clients' Group Construction
Construction
Industry Council CIRIA CITB Constructing Excellence Electrical Safety Council Federation of Master Builders Home Builders Federation Institution of Civil Engineers Institution of Structural Engineers National Access and Scaffolding Confederation National Federation of Builders National Federation of Demolition Contractors National House
House
Building Council Refined Bitumen Association Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Scottish Building Federation SELECT (Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland) Society of Construction
Construction
Arbitrators Specialist Engineering Contractors Group Strategic Forum for Construction

sustainability

Association for Environment Conscious Building BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes EcoHomes Energy efficiency in British housing Good Homes Alliance UK Green Building Council

other

British Construction
Construction
Industry Awards Building Building regulations in the United Kingdom Building regulations approval Construction
Construction
News Development control in the United Kingdom New Civil Engineer Planning permission Town and country planning in the United Kingdom

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