Getting things done in government
Key lessons from former ministers on how to be effective in government.Read the report
Ministers have to work with the Treasury to achieve their goals.
A good relationship with Number 10 is key to being a successful minister.
How well a ministerial team works depends greatly on the secretary of state.
There are many competing demands on your time as a minister.
What being a minister is really like and how to do the job well.
How to work well with public bodies.
What does the private office do – and how can you get the best out of them?
What are the key decision-making processes in government, and how can you ensure you get what you need to?
As a new secretary of state, how will you lead your ministerial team? Find out how other have done it.
Conservative MPs who want to become Prime Minister must face the practical challenges of being head of government.
MPs with ambitions of being put in charge of a department must prepare, plan and set priorities now if they want to make an impact.
How junior ministers can make the most of their time in office.
The way that Lords ministers approach the role, and the support they are given to undertake it, can be very different from their Commons counterparts.
What every new secretary of state needs to understand about departmental budgets.
Key questions you should ask when making decisions on government outsourcing and insourcing.