The Department for Communities and Local Government (branded as Communities and Local Government) is the United Kingdom government department for communities and local government since May 2006. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom contains a number of Ministers and Secretaries of State.  The department originated in 2001 as the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
The department was formed in July 2001 as part of the Cabinet Office with the title Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, John Prescott. The Cabinet Office is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for supporting the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the United The Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is a senior member of the British Cabinet. John Leslie Prescott (born 31 May 1938 is a British Labour Party Politician, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First 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. During the 5 May 2006 reshuffle of Blair's government, it was renamed and Ruth Kelly was made the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Following poor results for the Labour Party in the local elections in England on 4 May 2006, British Prime Minister Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for three successive parliamentary terms from 1997-2007 Ruth Maria Kelly (born 9 May 1968 is a British politician, currently Member of Parliament for the Bolton West Constituency representing The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, is a Cabinet position heading the UK's Department for Communities and Local Government. The Deputy Prime Minister became a minister without portfolio and his office had purely secretarial functions. A Minister without Portfolio is either a Government minister with no specific responsibilities or a minister that does not head a particular ministry. Hazel Blears was appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 28 June 2007. Hazel Anne Blears MP (born 14 May 1956 is a British Politician and is the Labour Member of Parliament for Salford. Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Yvette Cooper used to be employed with this department, but has since got a new job in the Treasury.
It is responsible for largely the same issues listed on the ODPM website (from June 2005). They are:
On its creation it also assumed the community policy function of the Home Office and has since established the 'Commission on Integration and Cohesion' and the Commission for Equalities and Human Rights. Different legislation applies to the different countries of the United Kingdom Civil defense or civil defence (see spelling differences) is an effort to prepare Civilians for Military attack Firefighters are rescuers extensively trained primarily to put out hazardous Fires that threaten civilian populations and property to rescue people from car accidents collapsed The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Homelessness is the condition and social category of people who lack housing because they cannot afford or are otherwise unable to maintain regular safe and adequate shelter The subdivisions of England consists of as many as four levels of subnational division and at some levels there are a variety of types of administrative entity The Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder Programme is a co-operative programme in the United Kingdom between residents and stakeholders such as the local Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF is a form of Local Government finance in England, launched by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in July 2000 See Development control in the United Kingdom for an explanation of how planning control is exercised in the UK The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one The Sustainable Communities Plan was launched in 2003 and is a key policy of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in guiding its regeneration and departmental objectives The Home Office is the United Kingdom government department responsible for security and order The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC is an Non-Departmental Public Body body in Great Britain which was established by the Equality Act 2006.
In January 2007, Ruth Kelly announced proposals to bring together the delivery functions of the Housing Corporation, English Partnerships and parts of Communities and Local Government to form a new unified housing and regeneration agency, the 'Homes and Communities Agency' (initially announced as "Communities England"), which is likely to become operational during 2008 or 2009. The Housing Corporation is the Non-departmental public body that funds new affordable housing and regulates Housing associations Its operational area is England English Partnerships (EP is the national regeneration agency for England, performing a similar role on a national level to that fulfilled by Regional Development Agencies The department has many offices including 26 Whitehall, Eland House and Ashdown House in London. Whitehall is a road in Westminster in London, England. It is the main artery running north from Parliament Square, towards traditional Eland House is an office building in Westminster, London occupied by the Department for Communities and Local Government. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. It is in charge of the Government Offices in the nine regions of England. Government Offices are the primary means by which a wide range of policies and programmes of the Government of the United Kingdom are delivered in the Regions of England The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one
The Permanent Secretary is Peter Housden. Secretary of State is a commonly used title for a Government Official. Hazel Anne Blears MP (born 14 May 1956 is a British Politician and is the Labour Member of Parliament for Salford. Minister of State is a title borne by politicians or officials in certain countries governed under a Parliamentary system. John Healey (born 13 February, 1960) is the British politician Minister of State is a title borne by politicians or officials in certain countries governed under a Parliamentary system. The Department for Communities and Local Government (branded as Communities and Local Government) is the United Kingdom government department for communities Caroline Louise Flint (born 20 September 1961 in Twickenham, England) is a British Labour politician A Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, in the United Kingdom government structure is a minister who is junior to a Minister of State who is in turn Iain David Wright (born May 9, 1972) is a British Labour politician and Member of Parliament for Hartlepool since winning Parmjit Singh Dhanda (born September 17, 1971) is a British Labour Party Politician. (Elizabeth Kay Andrews Baroness Andrews OBE (born 16 May 1943) is a British Labour politician The Permanent Secretary, in most departments officially titled the Permanent Under-Secretary of State (although the full title is rarely used is the most senior civil Peter Housden (born 1950 is Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government (formerly Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (