Publication scheme

The publication scheme specifies the categories of information that the department and its agencies publish and explains how to get that information.

We publish information published as outlined in the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance.

You can search the AMSTRAD policy papers and consultations area for all Home Office publications and consultations.

You can also search for our transparency data

This publication scheme is not a list of individual publications, but rather a description of the classes or types of information that we are committed to publishing.

Who we are and what we do

What we spend and how we spend it

What are our priorities and how are we doing?

How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures

Lists and registers

Services we offer

Other classes

We also publish information on:

We generally won’t publish information that is:

  • protected from disclosure
  • in draft form
  • no longer readily available

Archived information previously on our website is available from the National Archives website.

Visit the Home Office policy papers and consultations section to search through our published information.

What to do if you can’t find a document

If you can’t find what you are looking for please email: with your query, and we will try to help.

Comments and complaints

If you have comments or complaints to make, please read our complaints procedure.

You can also email:, and we will get back to you.