Devolving English Government

Jack Newman, Michael Kenny

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report has been produced as part of the IfG/Bennett Institute ‘Review of the UK Constitution’. It provides a wide-ranging and evidence-based evaluation of some of the key problems and weaknesses affecting the governance of England, and discusses the history of attempts in recent decades to reform local government and establish new combined authorities. It concludes by making the case for a number of institutional reforms at the heart of central government and calls on both main parties to commit to the establishment of a devolved tier of administration across England by 2030.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInstitute for Government
Number of pages83
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2023


  • English devolution
  • English government
  • decentralisation
  • metro mayors
  • combined authorities
  • local government
  • accountability
  • democratic deficit
  • incoherence
  • fragmentation
  • centralisation
  • M10


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