Policy Portal Title Apply Central government staff costs This report examines departments’ progress in reducing staff costs and numbers, and how the centre of government is influencing the speed and direction of change. Centre Forward - Effective Support for the Prime Minister at the Centre of Government The aim of this report is two-fold: first, to understand how Number 10 – and the parts of the Cabinet Office that directly serve the prime minister – have evolved over the past three decades. MINDSPACE - Influencing behaviour through public policy Influencing people‟s behaviour is nothing new to Government, which has often used tools such as legislation, regulation or taxation to achieve desired policy outcomes. A guide to making legislation - July 2015 This report covers the procedures to be followed in preparing primary legislation and taking it through Parliament. Horizon scanning review Review of cross-government horizon scanning ODI Tools for Policy Impact Review of the Civil Service policy profession Adhocracy for an agile age The agile organizational model gives primacy to action while improving the speed and quality of the decisions that matter most. How US state governments can improve customer service Showing your workings Showing your workings: Assessing how government uses evidence to make policy Delivering major projects in government Delivering major projects in government: a briefing for the Committee of Public Accounts Collaboration Overload Too much teamwork exhausts employees and saps productivity. Here's how to avoid it. Consultation Principles 2016 The Government's latest cross departmental consultation principles. The Role of Pilots in Policy Making A Strategy Unit report reviewing best practice when using pilots as part of the policy making process. Contains many useful findings to advise anyone considering using a pilots study. Policy Making in the Real World The Institute for Governments’ report on the use of evidence and analysis in policy making Cabinet Office: Strategy Survival Guide A practical guide, designed to support policy makers. Although dated it still contains many useful resources and guidance for policy making. The Passage of a Bill Parliament.uk has put together a useful guide to see how a bill becomes an Act of Parliament. Behavioural Insight - EAST Four simple principles which form the heart of a framework for applying behavioural insights. The S Factors - Lessons Learned from the Institute for Government Policy Success Reunions A review of successful policy making and guidance on the seven factors for policy success UK Strategy and Policy - LinkedIn Group Information, discussion and debate about policy making in the public and private sectors Open Policy Making - LinkedIn Group Information, discussion and debate about open policy making initiatives The Australian and New Zealand School of Government Research publications on various policy issues Horizon Scanning Programme The Civil Service is taking a new, joined-up approach to horizon scanning to help inform current policy making. What Works Centres Using evidence to make better decisions to improve public services. https://www.gov.uk/what-works-network The Cabinet Manual Sets out the main laws, rules and conventions affecting the conduct and operation of government. Policy Making in the Real World Using evidence and analysis in policy making Government Social Research Code The professional standards for people and products. This ensures the research and the researchers working in this area are of the highest quality. Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers - Daniel Start and Ingie Hovland, Overseas Development Institute This handbook aims to help provide the researchers with the tools to contribute to more evidence-based and pro-poor policy. Better Policy Making Ofcom’s approach to Impact Assessments The Use of Scientific and Engineering Advice in Policy Making Official guide from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser A Practical Guide to Policy Making The guide examines many aspects of policy making specifically for policy makers in Northern Ireland but with relevance for anyone involved in the development of policies. Consultation Principles The government is improving the way it consults by adopting a more proportionate and targeted approach, so that the type and scale of engagement is proportional to the potential impacts of the prop Impact Assessments This collection brings together all guidance relating to impact assessments (IAs). Devolution Guidance Explaining the background to devolution and how the legislatures and administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland work. Modernising the Policy Process: Making Policy Research More Significant? An overview of the relationship between policy and research in the framework of three models of policy making. Rethinking Public Strategy This book provides a concise yet systematic overview of the achievements, downfalls and complexities of public strategy in today's globalized and often market-driven world. How to be a Civil Servant Advice, resources and guidance on being and working with UK Civil Servants Being a Special Advisor Mainly aimed at new Special Advisor but advice and guidance on how to work with and get the best from Special Advisors How to be a Minister The contrasting and comparable views of a former Secretary of State and a Permanent Secretary Institute for Government An independent charity and think tank promoting more effective government. http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/ Regulatory Policy Committee The Committee was put in place to scrutinise Impact Assessments at the stage when they were released publically for consultation. Regulatory Reform Committee The Committee examines proposals for amendments to primary legislation Public Accounts Committee The Committee focuses on value-for-money criteria which are based on economy, effectiveness and efficiency. National Audit Office The National Audit Office (NAO) scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament. Their audits of central government have two main aims. Treasury Magenta Book HM Treasury guidance on what to consider when designing an evaluation. The Treasury Green Book HM Treasury guidance for public sector bodies on how to appraise proposals before committing funds to a policy, programme or project. Spending Review 2010 The Chancellor presented the government’s Spending Review on 20 October 2010, which fixes spending budgets for each Government department up to 2014-15. Coalition Mid-Term Report The follow-up report to the agreement giving the state of play on policy initiatives Coalition Agreement The current administration's programme for government. Policy Profession Skills Framework The Civil Service Policy Skills Framework sets out the skills, knowledge and behaviours that people need in policy roles.