The Executive Keywords - Politics

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Executive
The branch of government responsible for policy making and policy implementation.
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Prime Minister
The head of government and of the executive branch. The Prime Minister chairs the cabinet.
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Cabinet
The committee of senior cabinet ministers that is the main collective decision making body of the government.
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Cabinet System
The cabinet and its associated bodies, including cabinet committees and the Cabinet Office.
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Cabinet Reshuffle
A series of changes to the personnel of the cabinet and the postions they occupy, it is instigated by the Prime Minister.
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Cabinet Committees
Committees appointed by the Prime Minister to consider aspects of government business. They include standing committees and ad hoc committees.
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Inner Cabinet
An informal grouping of the Prime Minister's senior ministerial colleagues.
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Cabinet Office
A government department responsible for supporting the cabinet system and the Prime Minister, and managing the Civil Service.
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Patronage
The power of an indiviual to appoint someone to an important position.
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Bilateral
A meeting between the Prime Minister and a departmental minister in which policy is agreed.
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10 Downing Street
The residence and office of the Prime Minister. 'Number 10' and 'Downing Street' are sometimes used to refer to the Prime Minister's Office.
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Prime Minister's Office
The group of senior civil servants and special advisers - it is based at 10 Downing Street. They provide advice and support for the Prime Minister particularly on policy and communications with government, parliament and the media.
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Civil Servant
An official employed in a civil capacity by the Crown, responsible for policy advice or policy implementation.
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Special Adviser
A temporary political appointment made by a government minister.
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Spin Doctor
A special adviser employed to promote the image of the minister and his or her policy in the media.
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Executive Agency
An agency responsible for the delivery of government policy that is subordinate to a government department but enjoys significant autonomy in its day-to-day operations.
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Whitehall
The UK Civil Service and government departments are based here. It is named after the area of London in which many of the departments are based.
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Marketisation
The extension of market mechanisms into government and the public sector: for example, by the transfer of the the provision of the public services to the private sectors (privatisation).
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