There is a lot more to government than politics and politicians. There are civil servants, of course, and 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 Ministers. The Policy-Making site also contains much advice and analysis that applies equally to policy making in the private and not-for-profit sectors.
Each site contains a number of introductory or overview notes, with links to more detailed information and comprehensive online libraries.
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.