Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, formerly the Ministry for 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. It shares its headquarters building, at 2 Marsham Street in London, with the Home Office. From summer 2021, 500 members of staff and civil servants will start to relocate to Wolverhampton as the department prepares to be first UK government department to have a headquarters based outside of London. It is hoped the move will be completed by 2025. It was renamed to add Housing to its title and changed to a ministry in January 2018, and later reverted to a government department in the 2021 reshuffle.
|Headquarters||2 Marsham Street, London, England and|
i9 Railway Drive, Wolverhampton, England
|Annual budget||£28.1 billion (current) & £3.5 billion (capital) for 2011–12|
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There are corresponding departments in the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, responsible for communities and local government in their respective jurisdictions.