Draft principles for intergovernmental relations

The draft principles for intergovernmental relations developed jointly by all four administrations are a foundation for the ways they will work together.


Agreement on Joint Working

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A review of intergovernmental relations was commissioned by the Joint Ministerial Committee (Plenary), consisting of the Prime Minister and the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales on 14 March 2018. The UK Government and the devolved administrations continue to work closely on this joint review of the existing Memorandum of Understanding on Devolution.

These draft principles for intergovernmental relations were developed jointly by a working group of representatives of all four administrations. They will be presented for formal adoption to a future Joint Ministerial Committee (Plenary) and, subject to the timing of its re-establishment, to a new Northern Ireland Executive for its endorsement.

Published 3 July 2019