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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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All businesses have to deal with Government – even if it’s just paying taxes and abiding by regulations. But increasingly many businesses also engage with Government – over taxes, regulations, research, development, provision of services and so on. Not every business can afford to have its own Public Affairs department or hire expensive PA consultants. This one-day course is designed as an introduction to how British government works – both the big picture and the nuts and bolts of policy and policy-making. In a very interactive, responsive and hands-on way, we’ll explore the ‘tools of government’ and how they impact on your business – and what you can do to engage with them more proactively.


Fees & bursaries


The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).


You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.


The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

02 Nov 2020

Course duration

1 Day

Apply by

26 Oct 2020

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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