Project: Devolution

On this page we will collate useful resources relating to the devolution agenda. This will include our own briefings, publications, blog posts; but also material that we consider interesting and relevant from other sources. And we would like to know what is happening where you live and work – how is your council, area or region responding to the opportunities that devolution seems to promise? Get in touch at lauren.lucas@lgiu.org.uk

Devolution: A road map

This road map from LGiU outlines proposals to invert the current relationship between central and local government by creating a locally led process of devolution in England, which would strengthen local economies and improve public services.

It sets out the practical ways in which devolution can happen at scale and at speed to avoid a bureaucratic log jam in Whitehall. Key elements of the Road Map include:

  • a system of accountable checks and balances overseen by Parliament (and responsive to local citizens);
  • devolved power to networks of towns and counties across the country as well as cities; and
  • a culture of collaboration between local authorities, sharing expertise and resources to achieve better outcomes for the public.

Other resources

Core Cities – an advocacy group of large cities in England outside London promoting the case for city devolution

County Devolution – a report from the County Councils Network on how a devolution settlement could be achieved for counties