FCO Services

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FCO Services
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Agency overview
Formed An Executive Agency of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in April 2006 and subsequently, a Trading Fund in April 2008
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Headquarters Milton Keynes
Employees Circa 1,200
Annual budget Revenue circa £156 Million
Minister responsible
  • James Duddridge
Agency executive
  • Chris Moxey, Accounting Officer & Chief Executive
Website www.fcoservices.gov.uk

FCO Services is an executive agency[1] and a trading fund[2] of the UK Government. It is accountable to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. It provides secure support services to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), other government departments and foreign governments and bodies with which the UK has close links.[3]

Since 2011, FCO Services has been developing the Government Secure Application Environment (GSAE) on a secure cloud computing platform to support UK government organisations.[4]

For over 60 years, FCO Services has been working globally, to keep customer assets and information safe. FCO Services is a public sector organisation, it is not funded by Vote and has to rely on the income it produces to meet its costs, by providing services on a commercial basis to customers both in the UK and throughout the world. It's Accounting Officer and Chief Executive is accountable to the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs and to Parliament, for the organisations performance and conduct.


  1. ^ "Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs". Hansard. March 2006. 
  2. ^ "The FCO Services Trading Fund Order 2008". UK Legislation. National Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Who we are". FCO Services. 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  4. ^ Say, Mark (21 July 2011). "FCO Services pushes secure cloud platform". Guardian Government Computing. Retrieved May 1, 2012.