Further Devolution

The UK Government introduced its Scotland Bill in the UK Parliament on 28 May 2015. The latest version of the Bill is currently being considered in the House of Lords:

The Smith Commission published its report on Thursday 27th November 2014:

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Border between Scotland and England

Cross border and other issues

Information relating to Cross border and other issues, including equalities, health and safety, transport, research funding and cross border authorities

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Economy and finance

Information relating to Economy and finance, including economic policy, public spending and taxation

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European Union

Information relating to the European Union, includes other foreign affairs issues

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Land reform

Information relating to Land reform, including the Crown Estates and revenue raised

Scottish Borders Council building in Newtown St Boswells

Local devolution

Information relating to Local devolution, including proposals for devolution to cities and islands

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Parliament and constitution

Information relating to Parliament and constitution, including further devolution across the UK and all the issues underlying it

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Social welfare

Information relating to social welfare, including benefits and the Work Programme

Further information

This Further Devolution Hub is intended to be useful to those seeking information on the proposals for further devolution in Scotland, and the rest of the UK, including the work of the Smith Commission. Material has been selected by impartial researchers within the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, who have made every effort to ensure information on the proposals are fairly represented.

It should be noted, however, that the Further Devolution Hub is not an exhaustive source of information on the issues surrounding further devolution in Scotland. It does not, for example, contain links to mainstream media, blogs, twitter feeds or other social networking sites. Nor should inclusion on the Hub of any paper, briefing or website produced by any organisation or individual be taken to imply approval or endorsement by the Parliament of the content of any such document or website.

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