The Federal Trust is a research institute studying the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems. It has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it.
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In this video, our Council member John Palmer and Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Blick discuss the threats to the internal cohesion of the United Kingdom arising from Brexit and Covid-19. They believe in particular that it will be difficult to avoid holding a second referendum on independence for Scotland. [...]
The consequences of Brexit and Covid-19 will be felt throughout the country for many years to come. They will vary however in scope and intensity between the UK’s regions. The Federal Trust has compiled a collection of essays focussing on the challenges now facing two specific regions of the country, London [...]
In Scotland, there is a real sense of its politics and the constitutional debate moving into a new phase as the aftermath of the pro-independence SNP and Green parties’ success in the elections sinks in. [...]
Wednesday, 16the June 2021 12.00 - 13.30 BST Online event on Zoom REGISTER HERE This will be the second event in our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?". Our speakers will discuss how the [...]
ADMINISTRATION MATTERS? Wednesday, 19 May 2021 12.30 – 14.00 (BST) Webinar on Zoom REGISTER HERE The first event of our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?" will look at the changing structures and [...]
The Covid-19 crisis, the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda and the SNPs desire for another Scottish independence referendum are together raising issues about the various tiers and responsibilities of UK governments. Professor Colin Talbot, Emeritus Professor of Government at [...]
by Aaron Gates-Lincoln, Political Advisor and Writer at ImmiNews New government proposals to reform age assessments are putting asylum-seeking children at serious risk of mistakenly being deemed to be adults. The plans would allow more invasive [...]
In this video, our Council member John Palmer and Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Blick discuss the threats to the internal cohesion of the United Kingdom arising from Brexit and Covid-19. They believe in particular [...]
The first months of Brexit are a bit like the phoney war of autumn 1939 and winter-spring of 1940. No-one really know what its full impact will be. One thing is certain. Brexit has not [...]
Our Council member Graham Bishop provides an update on the Brexit 'hit' to the City of London, following his recent and well-received blog and video conversation with the Director of the Federal Trust, Brendan Donnelly, [...]