Legislation: From Policy Development to An Act

Civil Service College

Civil Service College


Turning a policy into legislation requires several parties to work effectively together. Whether the idea was generated domestically or has been driven by an EU obligation, navigating the process can often feel like going through a labyrinth.

This course will illustrate, through case studies and examples, the resources that are available to delegates as well as how efficient collaboration and coordination can help drive the policy smoothly through the legislative process.


Key features of the programme include:

• The Statutory Context: Varieties of domestic legislation such as Acts and statutory instruments, including the implementation of EU obligations and treaty obligations

• How a policy maker turns policy into legislation, either domestic or driven by EU obligation

• What needs to happen before a Bill reaches Parliament to ensure it is passed quickly

• An overview of the legislative process and its key players

• Understanding legislation - commencement and statutory interpretation

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will leave with a comprehensive understanding of what the legislation processes involves, enabling them to work effectively with other key players.

Dates Avaliable





Delegates who are members of Bill teams and who are part of, or in a position to, influence the process. Programme materials will be adapted for delegates from Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland bodies.


  • Location: London
  • Telephone: 0333 443 2796
  • Residential: No
  • Course Title: Legislation: From Policy Development to An Act
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Cost: £595 (Ex VAT)
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