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Event: Discussion on the Devolution White Paper and the location of power


With all the discussion across local government about the upcoming Devolution and Recovery White Paper, it is important that we develop a clearer idea of the balance of power across the country and between places. All too often this is a debate shaped by the interests and concerns of central government. In a new paper, to be published on 9 October, we argue that power must be decentralised and rebalanced around the needs of local places. This has been necessary for a long time, but it is vital in this moment if we are to develop tools of governing that enable places to thrive in the future. The upcoming Devolution and Recovery White Paper is an opportunity for the Government to lead this process.

Join us for a panel discussion about prospects for the White Paper, the Government’s plans for local government and devolution and the implications these have for rebalancing power throughout the UK.

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The panel will be hosted by LGIU’s Head of Research, Andrew Walker and will include:

  • Jessie Hamshar, Director of Strategy and Engagement, Cornwall Council
  • Dr Patrick Diamond, Queen Mary, University of London
Who should attend?
  • Leaders
  • Chief Executives
  • Policy officers
  • Senior officers working on housing, devolution and place-shaping