Working to make government more effective

Paeony Tingay

Former Communications and Events Assistant

Paeony was a communications and events assistant. She joined the Institute as a research assistant in 2021, working on the ministers team.  

Before joining the Institute, she worked as a digital communications intern at Citizens Advice and as an operations intern in a language-study-abroad agency in Paris. She studied French and Latin at university. 

All work

12 APR 2024 Explainer

Ministerial directions

Ministerial directions are formal instructions telling departments to proceed with a spending proposal, despite objection from permanent secretaries.

17 NOV 2023 Explainer

Whips: what is their role?

Whips are MPs and peers affiliated to a political party appointed to ensure their party colleagues vote according to the leader’s agenda.

14 OCT 2022 Explainer

Parliamentary lobby

The term ‘lobby’ is used to describe the group of journalists who cover political events in the UK.

29 JUN 2022 Interview

Maria Miller

Maria Miller reflects on her career as a minister, including her time as secretary of state for culture, media and sport.

14 JUN 2022 Interview

Caroline Dinenage

Caroline Dinenage discusses the support she received from the civil service and working with three different prime ministers.

21 MAR 2022 Report

WhatsApp in government

Government must introduce rigorous WhatsApp guidance for ministers, special advisers and officials.