Introduction to government and policy

This guide is a general introduction to how government works at the local, devolved, national, and EU level, and it's a good starting point if you're unfamiliar with the machinery of government. It is arranged into sections which are linked to their counterpart sections within the Engaging with policymakers guide.

This guide considers:

The UK Parliament
Central government and the civil service
The devolved nations
Local government
The European Union