General election: access talks


This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government provides advice on access talks between the opposition and civil service.

Access talks are a confidential opportunity for the opposition to forewarn the civil service of its plans for government. They can be a vital part of preparation for government. This paper provides advice to the opposition and civil servants on getting the best out of access talks. It is based on Institute for Government research including interviews with past participants.

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