Social Policy

Social Policy
The Government of The United Kingdom runs the country.   This means that it has the task of developing and implementing policies and for drafting laws.   It is also known as the Executive.   Politics in the¬†United Kingdom¬†takes place within the framework of a constitutional monarchy, in which the monarch (Queen Elizabeth II) is head of state and the prime minister is the head of the UK government.   Parliament is the highest legislative authority in the UK.   Its responsibilities include checking work of the government and debating, examining and approving new laws.   This is also known as the Legislature.  
The procedure of forming a government starts with the political party that wins the most seats in the general election.   There party leader will become the new Prime Minister.   The Prime minister will appoint ministers who will work in a government department where they will run and develop the public policies and services.
Central Government responsibility and financial support for Local Government in England now falls to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; in Scotland to the Scottish Executive; in Wales to the Welsh Assembly Local Government Group; in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive: Department of the Environment
The arrangement of local government in England is the result of a variety of incremental measures which have their origins in the municipal reform of the 19th century.   During the 20th century, the structure of local government was reformed and rationalized, with local government areas becoming fewer and larger and the functions of local councils amended.
The European Union is a partnership that consists of 27 democratic countries who work together to benefit the citizens of their country.   The main aims are to encourage economic and social progress among its members, security and common foreign positions, judicial and police co-operation in criminal matters and European citizenship.
The EU can affect what...