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Duncan Henderson

Former Research Assistant

Duncan was a research assistant on the devolution team, contributing to the Institute’s work on the union and sub-national governance in England. He studied politics at university and graduated with an MA in June 2022. Duncan joined the Institute in September 2022. 

While at university, Duncan was elected to the University Court (the board of governors) as a student representative in 2021 and was a member of the University Senate (the academic governing body) between 2019 and 2022. He also published research during his degree reflecting on the Scottish Parliament’s ‘new politics’ aspirations 20 years after its establishment. 

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05 JUL 2023 Report

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.

16 MAR 2023 Explainer

Trailblazer devolution deals

What are trailblazer devolution deals and what powers will they devolve to combined authorities?

06 MAR 2023 Explainer

English devolution

What is the history of English devolution? How much of England has devolution? Which powers are devolved?

15 FEB 2023 Explainer

SNP leadership

The SNP has elected Humza Yousaf as Sturgeon's successor.

20 DEC 2022 Explainer

Scottish government 2023/24 budget

The Scottish government’s annual budget allocates devolved spending in Scotland for the next financial year and sets some tax rates.