This paper outlines a roadmap for future devolution, including expanding devolution in nations and establishing new devolution deals in England.
- The devolution settlement that exists within the UK is not fit for purpose and power is unevenly distributed across the UK. Devolved governments also have wide ranging powers over public services without adequate funding.
- Polling co-commissioned by Centre Think Tank and Millbank Think Tank by Deltapoll shows there is widespread support for devolution. The poll also shows support for further devolution of powers in England and Scotland along with strong levels of support in Wales.
- This paper proposes expanding the existing devolution settlement in areas including broadcasting, justice, social security, energy and transport. These new powers will expand the role of devolved parliaments and assemblies and will rebalance the current devolution settlement.
- It also proposes a new system for funding from Westminster which will give devolved governments money according to the needs of their area. This will help to rebalance spending in the UK giving real meaning to the levelling up agenda.
Director and Founder
Torrin founded Centre in 2020. In the role has written numerous papers including one backed by the Gaps in Support APPG which contained 260 MPs. He has also written policies for political parties and appeared on a wide range of media including TV and radio. He has a Political Studies degree from Aberystwyth University.
Lord Neil Kinnock
Former Labour Leader
Neil was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1983 until 1992. He was also the Vice-President of the European Commission between 1999 and 2004 and a member of Parliament between 1970 and 1995. Since 2005 he has been a Member of the House of Lords.
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