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 the University of Manchester, will be organising a series of webinars for the Federal Trust on various aspects of these emerging debates.
The first event in this series will take place on 19th May, with another three events planned over the summer and early autumn, discussing topics such as administrative challenges, lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and fiscal federalism.
19 MAY 2021: ADMINISTRATION MATTERS?
At this first event, speakers discussed the changing structures and issues for public administration in and between England, Scotland and Wales. Watch the recorded livestream here:
16 JUNE 2021: COVID-19 AND CENTRALISM IN BRITISH GOVERNMENT
How did the UK’s various tiers of government cope, and co-ordinate, during the pandemic?
Watch the recorded livestream here:
16th July 2021:
A discussion with Mick Antoniw MS, Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution in the Welsh Government, setting out the vision for devolution and reforming the Union as set out in the recent Welsh government paper “Reforming Our Union: Shared Governance in the UK June 2021”.
Further events are being planned for the autumn.