Special advisers' conduct and guidance

This collection brings together all documents relating to special advisers' conduct and guidance.


  1. Documents

Special advisers are employed to help ministers on matters where the work of government and the work of the political party in government overlap, and where it would be inappropriate for permanent civil servants to become involved.

They are an additional resource for ministers, providing advice from a perspective that is politically committed and more politically aware than would be available from the Civil Service.

See also special adviser data releases.


  1. Civil servants and party conferences: guidance

    • Guidance
  2. Special advisers: code of conduct

    • Guidance