The Constitution Unit


Delivering Devolution: Robert Hazell on R4 Beyond Westminster

15 April 2011

As voters in Scotland and Wales prepare to go to the polls, Sheena McDonald takes stock with a panel of experts of more than a decade of devolution and asks what it means for the UK as a whole. Highlighting policies which are strikingly different from those of the government in Westminster, in Wales she looks at higher education and the decision to shield Welsh students from large tuition fee increases; in Scotland she looks at health and patients' benefits such as free prescriptions and free personal care. What will be the impact of the recent increase in law making power for Wales and imminent greater tax raising power for Scotland and what are likely to be the tensions between the different nations in the UK at a time when public spending is being squeezed?

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