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Future Governance of the UK


The United Kingdom as currently constituted marks its centenary in 2021. It is also under strain. Both Brexit and the differences in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic between the UK Government, the devolved administrations and English local government have highlighted long-standing tensions in inter-governmental relations.

The Constitution Committee is exploring how power can best be shared within the UK to establish stable and effective governance arrangements throughout the UK for the 21st century. The inquiry will consider issues such as:

  • The current balance of powers within the UK
  • The current challenges for multi-level governance in the UK
  • The current approach to devolution within England
  • The common purpose of the UK

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Saturday 31 July 2021.

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  • Phone: 020 7219 8042 (committee staff) | 020 7219 5986 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Constitution Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW