Governance and devolution: charting the way
Devolution is of interest to everyone in local government. This CfGS publication explores some of the common challenges around governance and devolution and how a number of areas have tried to resolve them. The research highlighted a number of key issues for devolved areas – principally the need for a clear sense for each local area to understand the rational underpinning devolution, and the existence of a “sequence” for the devolution process, at each point of which a space has to be found for scrutiny by the public and by elected members.
This report will be of specific interest for those with a responsibility for managing the establishment of a combined authority, for developing detailed governance arrangements on a devolution deal, for overseeing or scrutinising the devolution deal process, and for a wider group of councillors, council officers, partners, and interested citizens.