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Future Governance of the UK

Inquiry

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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 September 2021
Inquiries Future Governance of the UK, and Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Professor Philip McCann (Chair in Urban and Regional Economics at Sheffield University Management School), and Professor Graeme Roy (Dean of External Engagement, College of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at University of Glasgow)
Committees Constitution Committee
Oral Evidence
20 July 2021
Inquiry Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister at Cabinet Office), and Sue Gray (Second Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet Office at Cabinet Office)
Committees Constitution Committee
Oral Evidence
14 July 2021
Inquiry Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS (First Minister of Wales at Welsh Government)
Committees Constitution Committee
Oral Evidence
FGU0052 - Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Centre for Cities
Committees Constitution Committee
Written Evidence
FGU0051 - Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Professor J D Gallagher CB FRSE (Chair at Our Scottish Future)
Committees Constitution Committee
Written Evidence
FGU0050 - Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses OECD
Committees Constitution Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

No other publications published.

Contact us

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