Policy paper

Decentralisation: an assessment of progress

A report by Greg Clark setting out the progress the government is making to 'decentralise' power from Whitehall across the country.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Decentralisation: an assessment of progress

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The report by the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP provides an assessment of how 12 government departments are decentralising power and puts forward personal recommendations for next steps. It shows strong progress across all of the domestic policy agenda, but also calls for continued reform.

The report makes the case for decentralisation (sustainable growth, better public services, a stronger society), setting out the gold standard for decentralisation, based on the guide to decentralisation and the Localism Bill, which was published in December 2010.

Published 6 December 2012