This section outlines the structure and functions of the British government and administrative system. This structure features a wide variety of institutions and actors all involved in the administration and policy making process.

Each page gives a basic introduction to a particular structure or institution and provides links to various useful resources, such as government department websites, think tanks and related organizations.

Public Policy - Infographic

Before getting started you may want to do this short and very basic quiz. This aim of this quiz is simply to flag-up the key areas and probably remind you of what you may already know. Please do not take its low level to be a reflection of the level of work at university!