Twenty years after devolution, Ministers in Scotland and Wales say they are ignored by the Government in Westminster, and this feeling has been heightened in the wake of the Brexit referendum, says a new report by the Institute for Government.
The IfG provides opportunities for professional development for ministers, MPs and peers.
The Government must professionalise Whitehall to meet the complex challenges it now faces.
To succeed, delivery units need a well-defined remit and strong political backing.
As ministers grapple with the huge challenges of Brexit and the domestic policy agenda, this report looks at how they can be effective in their jobs.
Being an effective minister means balancing multiple roles and relationships. This briefing paper has been produced as part of the Ministers Reflect project.
Winning an election is hard enough, but leading effectively and getting to grips with governing is a whole other challenge – one that can require a completely different set of skills to those used on the campaign trail.
Good departmental management, strengthening private offices, and the need for better inductions and training.
This report by Nick Hillman, former special adviser to David Willetts, attempts to explain the job of a departmental special adviser.
This paper addresses the question of whether ministerial private offices provide the right kind of support to enable departmental secretaries of state to carry out their roles effectively.