Briefing: Devolution at 20: a process, not an event

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
September 16, 2019
Kerry Ferguson, LGIU Associate
Issues Covered
  • constitutional reform
  • devolution and local government
  • devolution challenges
  • future of the union
  • has devolution worked
  • Policy Experimentation
  • public spending cuts
  • public trust
  • regional differences
Brexit and local government, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance
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Enhanced devolution 2015-2020 – Building the case

Further reading

Empowering English Cities – Heseltine report

Devolution at 20 – Reform Scotland report

20 Years of Devolution – National Assembly for Wales

Devolution is 20 years old. The anniversary has prompted debate amongst politicians, the media and commentators about the state of devolution. Has devolution increased the quality of democracy, boosted the economy, improved public services and led to a clear constitutional settlement that works for the UK as a whole?

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