- Intergovernmental relations and the UK ‘Internal Market’
- Common Frameworks and IGR
- IGR and the UK Internal Market
- Devolved administration concerns
- Review of Intergovernmental Relations
- Further reading
Public Law analysis: Intergovernmental relations (IGR) in the UK are largely informal. These allow for joint working between the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments and the Northern Ireland Executive, as well as resolution of disputes. A recent White Paper on the UK Internal Market says that existing IGR mechanisms will have to be ‘expanded’ to account for forthcoming legislation. The UK government is also considering ‘tasking an independent, advisory board’ to report on the functioning of the UK Internal Market. In this analysis, David Torrance at the House of Commons Library examines he intergovernmental aspects of that White Paper, looking at IGR as they stand, the proposed changes and concerns from the Scottish and Welsh Governments.
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