Analyse How Government Policies Are Developed

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Unit 1- Government, Politics and the Public Services

M4- Analyse how government policies are developed.

Development processes: Meetings that will occur to create policies e.g. cabinet meetings, parliamentary committees and subcommittees, the use of white papers and green papers in Parliament, consultation meetings, public meetings or enquiries; representations from outside government e.g. from opposition members of parliament (MPs), letters to MPs, MPs’ constituency surgeries.

The legal processes used to create legislation: The drafting of the statute; laying before parliament; parliamentary readings; voting in House of Commons and House of Lords; signature by the monarch; setting dates of implementation; issuing guidance and directives to public services to support the implementation and identify their accountability; advertisements in media to publicise the law; financing of charities and organisations to assist in the implementation of policies e.g. Prince’s Trust, NACRO, the crime reduction charity, probation services.

In this assignment I am going to analyse how government policies are developed, covering all aspects of the policy making process.There are many different levels of government which exist and have a direct or indirect impact on people’s lives. The levels of government are Central, (which involve the Monarchy, the House of Commons, and the House of Lords), Regional, (which involve Devolved parliaments) and Local, (which involve Local authorities, country councils and Metropolitan councils). Each level contains a variety of different organisations and branches of government which help to keep the country and the public services running smoothly and effectively. All branches of the government interact with each other to produce laws, and by interacting with each other and sharing ideas, new policies are created. The central government of the UK is based in London at Westminster. It contains the House of Commons and the House of Lords....
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