The case for UK decentralisation – is a federal Britain the answer?


  • 27/04/2016
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Keynote speaker: Prof Philip Booth, Academic and Research Director, Institute of Economic Affairs

Philip will be speaking about his recent IEA monograph, Federal Britain, which argued:

  • The UK should develop a federal structure of government with very limited responsibilities being held by the UK government.

  • All other functions should be the responsibility of a Scottish and a “Rest of UK” – or separate English, Welsh and Northern Irish – parliament

  • There should also be a significant decentralisation of regulation, tax raising and spending responsibilities to local government within nations.

  • Such moves could raise GDP per capita by 6%

There will also be contributions from:

Dr Alan Convery, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

David Torrance, Biographer or Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, Historian and journalist

Eben Wilson, Director, TaxpayerScotland

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Wednesday 27th April 2016, 17.00 – 18.30, followed by a drinks reception

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In association with Taxpayer Scotland