Federal Britain: The Case for Decentralisation


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The UK has the most centralised system of government amongst major economies. This results in poorer services, lower economic growth and higher taxes. We have also developed an approach to devolution that is incoherent and unstable. This short book proposes an entirely new set of constitutional arrangements. It proposes that the UK should develop a federal structure of government with only a small number of functions such as defence and border control being determined at the UK level. All other functions would be the ...

Federal Britain: The Case for Decentralisation 2015, Institute of Economic Affairs, London

ISBN-13: 9780255367134