Understanding Government

There is a lot more to government than politics and politicians.  There are civil servants, of course, and their opposite numbers in local government.  And then there are other policy advisers and a vast range of regulators,   These people in turn do their best to 'speak truth to power' - but seldom do so fully successfully.  These Understanding Government websites accordingly offer straightforward, jargon-free information for those who want to learn more about the people and systems that support British government in all its forms.

The author was for many years a senior civil servant before becoming Chief Executive of the UK's Better Regulation Executive - and then the Competition Commission. 

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