Machinery of Government changes: guidance

This guide provides an overview of the process for how to plan and carry out a Machinery of Government change.

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Machinery of Government: guidance

Machinery of Government changes following the general election 2010: explanatory document

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This guidance is intended for people who plan and implement Machinery of Government (MoG) changes. It sets out the issues to consider before and during a MoG change, some important principles and contacts for further information.

Published 20 September 2010
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