Resources on the topic of Machinery of Government

Draft Cabinet Manual

A draft of the Cabinet Manual, setting out the main laws, rules and conventions affecting the conduct and operation of Government, has been published by the Cabinet Office for comment along with a speech by the Cabinet Secretary Gus O'Donnell about the Draft Cabinet Manual on 24 February 2011.

Tue, 14/12/2010

Public bodies reform

As part of the Government’s commitment to radically increase the transparency and accountability of all public services, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, summarised plans to substantially reform a large number of Public Bodies across government.

Thu, 14/10/2010

Special Advisers guidance

Special Advisers information and guidance including the Special Advisor's Code of Conduct and the Model Contract for Special Advisers

Thu, 23/09/2010

Ministers' Overseas Travel

A list of all overseas visits made by Cabinet ministers and all other ministers costing in excess of £500 for each year since 1997.

Thu, 23/09/2010

Guide to Making Legislation

This Guide has been prepared by the Secretariat to Legislation Committee of Cabinet (referred to in this Guide as Legislation Secretariat and Legislation Committee), with the advice of Parliamentary Counsel and the Offices of the Commons Chief Whip, Lords Chief Whip, Leader of the House of Commons, Leader of the House of Lords and the Public Bill Offices of both Houses. It replaces the version published in 2004 and incorporates material from the old Bill Manager's Toolkit.

Thu, 23/09/2010

Directory of Civil Service Guidance

Directory of Civil Service Guidance, the guidance is contained in two volumes.

Tue, 21/09/2010

Guidance on departmental evidence and response to select committees

Guidance to officials from Departments and their Agencies who may be called upon to give evidence before, or prepare memoranda for submission to, Parliamentary Select Committees.

Tue, 21/09/2010

Guidance on handling government correspondence

Guidance on handling government correspondence

Tue, 21/09/2010

Guidance for departments on handling of Ombudsman cases

This notice deals primarily with how departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs)should handle an Ombudsman case. It also sets out the steps of an investigation and the issues which need to be borne in mind.

Tue, 21/09/2010

Guidance on Civil Servants' business expenses

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of all civil servants. It makes clear that: civil servants must make sure public money and other resources are used properly and efficiently.

Tue, 21/09/2010

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