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.