Survey on devolution governance

Posted on 06/10/2016 by Ed Hammond. Tags:

The Centre for Governance and Scrutiny wants to understand the views of local politicians, council employees and other local people about the process of devolution currently underway in England. In particular, we want to understand people’s views of governance. That means the way that decisions are made and by whom under devolution, and how those decisions can be held to account. We’d like to invite anyone with an opinion on this issue to fill in a short survey on the subject.

You can find the survey here – CfGS devolution survey. All responses will be anonymised.

We are producing some research and guidance on this subject in December, and responses to the survey will help us with this. As well as the survey, we are reviewing the governance documentation being prepared by a number of local areas, and conducting telephone interviews with a range of Leaders, Chief Executives and other key players across England.

If, along with the survey, you want to share any more detailed views you have on this subject with us, please contact Ed Hammond on 020 3866 5109 or email


About the Author: Ed Hammond

Ed leads CfGS's work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability.