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Why we must reverse forty years of super-centralisation

Hambleton, Robin


Strengthening the power of place in modern societies is essential if we want to co-create fair and sustainable ways of living. In the UK context this means giving a really significant boost to the tax raising powers of elected local governments. This article explains how power in the UK has been super-centralised in the period since 1983. Looking ahead it reviews proposals now being discussed to restore trust in politics by rebalancing local/central power relations in Britain.


Hambleton, R. (2023). Why we must reverse forty years of super-centralisation. [Website Article]

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Acceptance Date Jun 30, 2023
Online Publication Date Jul 18, 2023
Publication Date Jul 18, 2023
Deposit Date Aug 14, 2023
Publicly Available Date Aug 16, 2023
Publisher EMAP
Keywords devolution; local democracy; trust in politics
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