Working to make government more effective

Rishi Sunak, as chancellor, with his Treasury team outside No.11.

Ministers and their teams

We help ministers to make the most of their time in office and those working closely with them to support them effectively.

Our extensive research on ministers’ experience of being in government underpins the range of support we offer for individual ministers, wider ministerial teams, and the officials that support them. Through written resources and bespoke, confidential workshops, we explore:  

  • How ministers can use the government machine to deliver their priorities and how to work most effectively.
  • What ministers value from the officials working most closely with them, and how private office teams and special advisers can respond to this and add the most value.

Use the links below to explore the quick guides, longer-form advice and tailored sessions we can provide for ministers, private office teams and special advisers.

Ministers Reflect: What is it really like leading a government department?

What we can learn from the IfG's Ministers Reflect interviews and how ministers can approach the job.

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Starmer cabinet