English Devolution Accountability Framework

This document sets out how areas with devolution deals will be scrutinised and held to account through local scrutiny, by the public and by government.

Applies to England



The English Devolution Accountability Framework delivers on the Levelling Up White Paper commitment to publish a new accountability framework to apply to all English institutions with devolved powers.

This is part of the process of ensuring local accountability and focuses on ensuring that mayors and other local leaders are subject to robust effective scrutiny by local politicians and an informed public.

The English Devolution Accountability Framework is an element of the broader Local Government Accountability Framework which applies to all local authorities, including combined authorities.

Updates to this page

Published 16 March 2023

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