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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

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10th Report - Respect and Co-operation: Building a Stronger Union for the 21st century
Inquiry Future Governance of the UK
Committees Constitution Committee
HL Paper 142
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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1 December 2021
Inquiry Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Local Government Association, and Local Government Association
Committees Constitution Committee
Oral Evidence
28 October 2021
Inquiry Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Professor James Mitchell (Professor of Public Policy at The University of Edinburgh), and Professor Jim Gallagher (Visiting Professor at School of Law, University of Glasgow)
Committees Constitution Committee
Oral Evidence
27 October 2021
Inquiry Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Social Democratic and Labour Party
Committees Constitution Committee
Oral Evidence
FGU0055 - Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, and Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place
Committees Constitution Committee
Written Evidence
FGU0054 - Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Local Government Information Unit
Committees Constitution Committee
Written Evidence
FGU0053 - Future Governance of the UK
Witnesses Professor Michael Keating (Professor of Politics at University of Aberdeen)
Committees Constitution Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: constitution@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5960 (committee staff) | 020 7219 8286 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Constitution Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW