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Synonyms for devolution

transfer of power


  • transfer of power
  • decentralization
  • distribution of power
  • surrender of power
  • relinquishment of power

Synonyms for devolution

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)

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Prof Hazell said, "Now that devolution is hotting up Whitehall needs to meet devolution issues head-on.
THE independent commission that will look at devolution issues affecting Wales will not start work until the autumn, it emerged last night.
This network will play a key role in ensuring that devolution issues are further embedded in the policy and decision-making process across Whitehall.
He said: "In the wake of the vote there will need to be a constitutional convention to look at the powers, not least the fiscal powers, of the constituent powers of the United Kingdom, and at the English dimension which, so far, is the dog that has barely barked on devolution issues.
Mr Williams said the Barnett Formula was not part of the all-party Silk Commission, which is looking at wider devolution issues.
Phil Taylor, who advises Northern Ireland Secretary Mr Hain on devolution issues across the water, is to step down from his position to concentrate on his boss' race for the number two position.