Privy Council Office (United Kingdom)

The Privy Council Office (PCO) provides secretariat and administrative support to the Lord President of the Council in his or her capacity as president of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. The head of the office is the Clerk of the Privy Council. The PCO is an independent unit based in the Cabinet Office.[1]

Privy Council Office
Royal Coat of Arms as used by the Privy Council
Department overview
HeadquartersRoom G/04 1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ
Minister responsible
Department executives

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is a separate administrative entity to the Privy Council Office. The JCPC hears a small class of domestic cases and also acts as an appeals court for several independent Commonwealth countries, the British Overseas Territories and the British Crown dependencies, either in the course of performing the judicial function of the Privy Council, or by arrangement with the relevant countries. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is co-located with the Supreme Court; previously it sat in the Privy Council Chamber in Downing Street.


  1. "Privy Council". Retrieved 2019-03-15.