Angel of the North

Codifying the Relationship Between Central and Local Government

05 November 2012

ANEC has responded to the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee's consultation on Codifying the Relationship Between Central and Local Government.

The principle of a Code that would establish the position of local government within the constitution and enable it to operate as a co-equal alongside central government is supported by ANEC.

In its response ANEC sets out a number of specific provisions which it considers the Code should provide for, including financial independence for local government and removing central government power to intervene in councils' boundaries, structures and governance models.

View the full ANEC response to the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee