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Devolving powers from national to local or regional governments has the potential to transform how the UK is governed. The impacts on people and places depend on which powers are devolved and the structures created to hold power. Our research explores how devolution can create thriving and sustainable local economies and maximise citizen involvement in decision-making.
- Around 95% of the money spent by local authorities is currently allocated by central government.
- 65% of people say they want the way England is governed to change and 49% believe that significant powers should be transferred to local leaders.
- Central government has made a range of devolution agreements with parts of the UK – from Devo Max in Scotland to a county-wide deal with Cornwall.
Blog post // January 22, 2016
The transfer of power to regions must be done properly in order to help communities thrive More
Publication // December 3, 2015
A briefing from NEF and the University of SheffieldMore