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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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Business has an important voice and in recent months we have been having conversations with CBI members of all sizes up and down the land to understand what "devolution" means to them.
"Now, there will be those who say that such incidents are rare and are the natural consequences of devolution. I think, however, they are unintended consequences of devolution."
The report - called Fiscal Autonomy in Scotland - is the first time the SNP have looked at devolution options short of independence.
This year, the cabinet will launch a recovery plan - Achieving Excellence with Communities - which aims to give fresh impetus to devolution.
"We are all involved in this devolution, be it the political class or the church at large.
Let us reason together, for the good of devolution. Expect unwavering support from President Uhuru Kenyatta in supporting devolution.
One signposted danger of devolution was that it could actually lead to centralisation around its all-powerful hub.
The new report weighs up the arguments for and against devolution of APD, and draws on evidence taken from tax experts, airlines, airports, the chairs of the Silk and Holtham Commissions and UK and Welsh government ministers.
The institute at the time of devolution was under the administrative control of the cabinet division and not under the federal ministry of health as such it could not be devolved.
Council cabinets in Newcastle and Northumberland, as well as North Tyneside, have this week approved moving ahead with devolution proposals But councillors in North Tyneside questioned why the four councils south of the river Tyne - South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham - weren't joining.
As the council's cabinet voted unanimously to approve moving ahead with the devolution councillors questioned why the four councils south of the river Tyne weren't joining.
FEARS have ben raised by town halls that they could miss out after failing to agree a devolution deal with the three coucils north of the Tyne.
Islamabad -- The provincial higher education commissions and a representative body of the university teachers on Tuesday rejected upcoming vice chancellors meeting called to discuss devolution of the HEC , terming the step as unconstitutional.