Openness and transparency can save money, strengthen people’s trust in government and encourage greater public participation in decision-making.

Policies 9

  1. Creating an exceptional civil service - less bureaucratic and more skilled, digital and unified

    We're reforming the civil service to make sure it is capable of meeting any challenge.

  2. Transforming government services to make them more efficient and effective for users

    We're improving government services and increasing the amount of public service mutuals to make services more effective for users.

  3. Reforming the constitution and political system

    We're ending discrimination and making the political and constitutional system more accountable, more efficient and more effective.

  4. Spending taxpayers' money responsibly

    How the government is developing spending plans which will help to reduce the deficit while prioritising public services, supporting growth and making sure we get good value for money.

  5. Buying and managing government goods and services more efficiently and effectively

    We're changing the way government buys goods and services so we can save money and support the economy.

See all 9 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Devolution settlement: Northern Ireland

    How the Northern Ireland administration is structured, what areas it legislates on, and links to its main departments. Read more

  2. Devolution of powers to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

    Explaining the background to devolution and how the legislatures and administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland work. Read more

  3. Guidance on devolution

    Advice for civil servants and policymakers on taking account of devolution when working on policies and managing services. Read more

  4. What Works Network

    Using evidence to make better decisions to improve public services. Read more

  5. How the Foreign & Commonwealth Office puts together travel advice

    Information on how the FCO puts together travel advice. Read more

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