How Does the UK Parliament Really Work
"I really enjoyed the course and thought the content was really useful. It was a really good overview and a lot to cram in, in only one day!"
It is no surprise that Parliament can be complicated, those working in or around the government need to ensure that they have a good base of knowledge of the constitutional role and importance of Parliament
A good understanding will enable those who have recently entered the Civil Service or Public Sector to navigate through parliamentary processes and engage with parliamentarians and clerks effectively. Those who are already engaging with Parliament may benefit from a refresher and update their current knowledge. This course provides insights into how Parliament works in practice through the lens of an expert who has extensive experience of working in Parliament.
This course is designed for civil servants and public sector staff who engage with Parliament and would benefit from understanding how it works. This course is also useful for those outside of the public sector who would like to understand how the legislative process works and how they can contribute.
10:00 - 16:00
£595 + VAT
Civil Service College, Westminster, London
This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.Enquire
Thomas joined the Civil Service in 2009, and participated in the emergency Spending Review and went on to play a role in designing the incoming government’s flagship Universal Credit policy.Read Bio
Thomas Foster joined the Civil Service in autumn 2009, in time for an inside view of the first peace-time Coalition Negotiations for almost a century. He participated in the subsequent emergency Spending Review and went on to play a role in designing the incoming government’s flagship Universal Credit policy.
Later he went on to areas as diverse as financial regulation and designing new financial instruments for private sector investors, and at the other extreme frontline management in a London Jobcentre.
In 2015 he joined the Department for Transport where he built and ran a Briefing and Public Affairs team for the rail franchising programme that oversaw one of the most active and controversial periods in the twenty year history of privatised rail.
Last year he moved to a policy and regulatory role in Local Transport where he is currently overseeing one of the biggest open data projects in UK government history and a wide-spread review of the future of regulation in the taxi and private hire sector.
Prior to joining the civil service Thomas went to Law School in York, studied Politics and Contemporary History at university and worked in a variety of private-sector fields, including high executive search and recruitment for UK based financial services companies.
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