Here are links to key government departments that will be of interest to housing associations. The links below will take you to their websites where you will find information about ministers, latest policies and consultations.
Sets policy on localism and decentralisation, local government, housing, urban regeneration, planning and fire and rescue.
Leads the Government's policy on welfare and pension reform (including housing benefit).
Provides health and social care policy and guidance for health and social care professionals – a key area of government, particularly for housing associations that provide supported services.
Responsible for reducing and preventing crime, and is responsible for setting policy on anti-social behaviour.
Invests in further education and apprenticeships, takes the lead on EU regulation and has an overall remit to encourage economic health.
Leads on energy and climate change policy, including reducing carbon emissions (to which housing is a significant contributor), protecting energy consumers and the roll-out of smart meters.
Responsible for ensuring that the economic benefits of the 2012 Olympic Games are spread across the UK to maximise jobs and business opportunities.