It is intended to give learners an understanding of how the layers of government, including the European Parliament, are interconnected and relate to public services. Learners will be expected to know the responsibilities of different government levels for public services. They will need to understand the democratic processes in place to elect the representatives who are part of the government structure in the UK. Learners will also need to know how government policies are developed and how they can affect the uniformed public services. The unit is a stand-alone unit which can also be used as a sound introduction to the position of public services in our society today.
Unit 1 – Government Policies and the Public Services. P4 – Describe, with examples, the impact of government policies on different public services. M3 – Explain the impact of different government policies on a range of public services. D2 – Evaluate the impact of government policies on public services and the communities they serve. The Impact of UK Government Policies on the public services… The Impact of UK Government Policies on the public services… The policies developed by the UK government can have major effects upon the public services.
The most senior members are the prime minister, secretaries of state, Ministers of state and parliamentary under-secretaries. The Prime minister has the duty of being in charge and selects the other members of government. There are many important departments in central government and they all are crucial but are different roles in controlling the country. The departments include home office and department of health, but also involve sport and media and the department of culture. These departments are ruled by Secretaries state that has complete liability and are staffed by impartial civil servants who get their income from money provided by parliament.
In addition to that, Parliament also has the function of scrutinising and challenging the government on its legislative proposals as well as on a broader, more general level. It has been argued that this is Parliament’s most important function, rather than maintaining it in office. With regards to this point of view, an analysis of the present mechanisms of scrutiny and challenge used by Parliament and their effectiveness offers an insight into its validity. To begin with, Parliament, as the state legislature, plays a role in scrutinising government legislative proposals. Each bill has to go through First reading, Second reading, Committee stage, Report stage and Third reading in both the Commons and Lords.
Francesca Dennis Outline, explain and evaluate the responsibilities of the different levels of government in the UK The UK is built up of many different levels of government that all play an essential part in running the country. In this essay I will outline, explain and evaluate the responsibilities of the different levels of government. The first level of government I will explore is central government, which is responsible for developing and enforcing national policies, drafting new laws, signing treaties with other nations and defending the nation. These responsibilities you could suggest are essential for the central government to adhere because if the local governments had control of this crucial role, there could be delays in the development and implementations of decisions as there is a lack of any experience of decision-making at this level and central government has decades of decision-making experience and could do a much better job for the regions without any delay. The central government runs at a national level and is based in the Palace of Westminster in London.
Summary As the chapter title suggests, Dr. Roy Spencer discusses the role that government assumes in the United States economy. In his opening remarks Dr. Spencer affirms his intentions to the reader in the statements, “I am not going to address what constitutes the” proper role of government”. “What I am interested in is the extent to which government helps or hurts our efforts to achieve the goal of people providing as many goods and services as possible to each other that we want and need.” There are several methods of government intervention which Dr. Spencer chooses to discuss in this chapter. These methods are as follows: raising tax rates, printing money, subsidies, jobs programs, economic stimulus, rebuilding after disaster, low interest loans, wage controls, and price controls. While at a glance each of these programs may seem harmless, Dr. Spencer illustrates why he believes America’s economy is declining because of the current system.
* The extent to which the UK has a unitary system of government is debatable following Britain’s membership of the EU and devolution within the UK. * Constitutional reform is debated in both the US and the UK. However, the debate is often in different areas. * In the US, constitutional reform usually comes of calls for further amendments to the Constitution. These have included proposals to balance the federal budget, ban flag desecration, permit prayers in state-run schools and preserve the traditional concept of marriage.
How democratic is the UK? To evaluate how democratic the UK is we must first understand what democracy is and recognize its many types. The most widely accepted definition of democracy is that created by former president of the united states Abraham Lincoln who said that democracy is 'government of the people, by the people and for the people'. There are then also the differing types of democracy, four of which are: parliamentary democracy, liberal democracy, direct democracy and representative democracy. At a glance it is obvious that a major part of UK democracy is parliamentary democracy as this is our chosen form of government, having the houses of parliament which consist of the house of commons and the house of lords.
Kimberly Young HCA-255 (HCA-255-O101) Health Policy Kimberley Keith May 4, 2013 Kimberly Young HCA-255 (HCA-255-O101) Health Policy Kimberley Keith May 4, 2013 Policy Problem A policy analyst job is very important to the people in order to get bills passed through the government. This particular individual has special training and schooling that requires them to speak in a certain lingo that we the people do not understand, but is understood through the meetings held to help pass laws. We the people are definitely in need of these analyst help and expertise, for their knowledge and manipulation of language. In discussing, we will explore the job requirements of a health care policy analyst, and also what is done before to implement new laws, and lastly what is the process before a law is passed and the process thereof.
The primary role of the legislative branch is to create laws. Representatives meet to discuss ideas (bills) and determine if they should become laws (Truman Library, 2009). The proper focus for lawmakers is on the nature of the actions in question, not their own personal preferences (Ruggiero, 2008 pg. 4). The President of the United States administers the Executive branch of our government (Truman Library, 2009).