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Devolution at 20 – report launch

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:15

To mark the 20th anniversary of devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Institute for Government launched a new report on devolution since 1999.

The report includes analysis of the devolved governments and of the Scottish Parliament and assemblies for Wales and Northern Ireland, public spending and taxation, the impact on Westminster, and how Brexit has strained relations between the different parts of the UK.

On the panel to discuss whether devolution has fulfilled the vision of 20 years ago and where it will go next, were:

  • Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale, First Minister of Scotland, 2001–07
  • Professor Laura McAllister CBE, Professor of Public Policy at Cardiff University and Chair of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform
  • Alan Whysall, Honorary Senior Research Associate at The Constitution Unit, University College London
  • Aron Cheung, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government
  • Akash Paun, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

The event was chaired by Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government.


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