Resources on the topic of Machinery of Government

Savings audit report

Internal Audit reports provide private advice to the Accounting Officer and it is recognised that failure to observe the private nature of that advice may undermine the effectiveness of Internal Audit.  However, in this instance, given the level of public interest in the report we have taken the exceptional decision to make it available.

Tue, 11/10/2011

Individual Electoral Registration Draft Legislation

These proposals outline the Government’s plans to take forward the commitment in the Coalition Agreement to speed up the move to IER and tackle electoral fraud. The current household registration system will be replaced by individual registration.  Every elector will have to register individually and provide identifying information which will be used to verify their entitlement to be included in the electoral register. Only once their entitlement has been verified can a person be added to the register. This will help to restore trust in electoral system.

Thu, 30/06/2011

Reports on future plans for the government's official history programme

Reports by Sir Joe Pilling and Bill Hamilton on the findings of their reviews into the future of the government’s official history programme

Mon, 20/06/2011

Cabinet Manual

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

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

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

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

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