Home Secretary

United Kingdom government cabinet minister

The home secretary in the United Kingdom is a senior minister of the British Government and the head of the Home Office. Since 13 November 2023, the office has been held by James Cleverly. He is responsible for immigration, the police and other matters relating to the safety of the United Kingdom.

Secretary of State
for the Home Department
James Cleverly

since 13 November 2023 (2023-11-13)
Home Office
StyleHome Secretary
The Right Honourable
(UK and the Commonwealth)
StatusGreat Office of State
Member ofCabinet
Privy Council
National Security Council
Reports toThe prime minister
AppointerThe Crown
on advice of the prime minister
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Formation27 March 1782
First holderEarl of Shelburne

The shadow Home Secretary is Yvette Cooper.