What are trailblazer devolution deals and what powers will they devolve to combined authorities?
The local government system varies in many ways between the four nations of the UK. We explain the structure and political balance in each nation.
What is the history of English devolution? How much of England has devolution? Which powers are devolved?
Every police force area in England and Wales is represented by a police and crime commissioner.
The art of the devolution deal
Too little attention has been paid to how devolution deals are negotiated and implemented and how Whitehall should support them.Read the report
The Greater London Authority Act 1999 established the GLA, which encompasses the mayor of London and the London Assembly.
In November 2014, a ‘devolution deal’ was agreed between the UK government and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
In November 2015, a ‘devolution deal’ was reached between the UK government and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA).
In November 2015, a ‘devolution deal’ was reached between the UK government and seven local council leaders in the West Midlands metropolitan area.
Who is the mayor of West Yorkshire and what powers do they have?
The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority has four constituent councils: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotheram and Sheffield.
In November 2018, a ‘devolution deal’ was reached between the UK government and the leaders of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland councils.
How does devolution to Tees Valley work?
How would devolution to the East Midlands work?
How will the devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire work?
Net zero and devolution: The role of England’s mayors in the climate transition
The UK government’s current top-down approach to net zero has hamstrung locally elected mayors’ efforts to deliver net zero.Read the report