What are the responsibility of the government in the uk
The central government is charged with a number of responsibilities including policy making on matters of education, crime and justice, employment and foreign relations. The central government is also charged with delegation of duties to the local government as well as coordination of these local governments. Usual responsibilities of this level of government which are not granted to lower levels are maintaining national security and exercising international diplomacy, including the right to sign binding treaties. Basically, the central government has the power to make laws for the whole country, in contrast with local governments.
What is the impact of policies on different public services Public services are provided by various levels of Government ... some (like pension & post office) are federal, while other (like library & police) are local ... so any cutbacks at the national level will mainly impact federal/national services, not town/city services. The politicians decide on overall policies, but once any changes are decided it's usually left to the civil service to implement the decisions. Some are specific and there is no room for choice of how the change is made (e.g. decision to decommission an aircraft carrier), but other (e.g. a certain budget cut to a Ministry) can be implemented in different ways. Budgets pay for different things (e.g. salaries, equipment/supplies, contract assistance) and only a portion of any budget cut will directly reduce service levels. Most managers, given the chance, will try to implement budget cuts so as to minimize service reductions. And to a large degree these reductions will usually be in terms of frequency, number of offices, hours of operation or how fast the service is provided .. rather than a complete discontinuation. the budget cuts in the UK are targeted more at some areas of Government operations than others, so impact will vary. Some services may be severely impacted while others a...