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.