Management, strategy, project management, business, people skills, communication, public policy

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Legislation Essentials - Masterclass 16th January 2019

  • Your trainer
  • Tony Cash

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Aims & objectives

This day is designed to help people understand what is involved in developing and enacting effective legislation. The course is suitable for parliamentarians, parliamentary support staff and civil servants who work with parliament, as well as those in the private and voluntary sectors who could benefit from a better understanding of how legislation is developed.

The course will be very interactive and enable participants to explore the issues that they are likely to face in their work.

Benefits of attending the course

  • Understand how good policy-making is a foundation of effective legislation
  • Know the stages involved in the UK Parliament’s legislative process
  • Gain insights on how to improve the development of legislation
  • Have the opportunity to compare experiences and learn from each other


Tony Cash

Training Consultant

Tony is an expert on management, policy, regulation and strategy issues and has used this expertise working as a training consultant since he left the UK Civil Service in 2010. His government leadership roles included Head of Strategy and Communications for the Joint Trade Policy Unit (a combined Department for International Development / Department for Business team) and Deputy Director of the internal training team at the Department for Business.

Since Tony became a freelance training consultant he has trained people in policy making best practice and better regulation across the UK and overseas (including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Guernsey, Ireland, Kenya, Malta and South Africa). His in-depth training has enabled many organisations to improve their policies and strategies. Tony also facilitates training on leadership and management e.g. he delivers training on coaching skills for managers in the UK and has provided it for people in Dubai. Other subjects that Tony covers include confidence and impact, economics, feedback skills, handling difficult people, speechwriting, strategic management, time management and unlocking potential. Tony has a Masters degree in organisation development and holds qualifications in coaching (Certificate in Executive Coaching), training (CIPD Certificate in Training Practice), project management (PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.


09.00 Coffee and Registration

09.30 Introductions, Approach and Structure of the Day

10.00 Effective Policy and Legislation

  • Policy and legislation
  • What needs to be in place for effective policy-making
  • Example of how civil servants support Ministers in UK via “Bill Teams”
  • Role of Parliamentary Counsel

11.15 Coffee Break

11:30 The Bill Process in UK Parliament

  • The stages of a Bill in UK Parliament
  • Discussion of delegate experiences

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Legislative Capacity and Reform Issues

  • A Parliamentarian’s perspective on reform issues
  • Improving the quality of Bills at introduction
  • Pre-legislative scrutiny of draft Bills
  • The Bill process in Parliament

14:45 Tea Break

15:00 Legislation Case Study

  • Guest speaker perspective
  • Discussion of delegates’ experiences

16:30 Final Questions and Discussion

    17:00 Close of Course


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Central London