Changes to the devolution settlement – what they mean for you

EventsEvent Date: Apr 17th, 2013  Time: 09:30 - 13:00  Location: Pierhead Building, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff

The Silk Commission on Devolution in Wales was launched by the former Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan on 11 October 2011. The independent Commission was established to review the present financial and constitutional arrangements in Wales. Its terms of reference divided its remit into two parts – Part 1 looked at financial accountability with the report published in November 2012.  The Commission has now called for evidence in relation to Part II, powers of the National Assembly for Wales, asking for submissions by 1 March 2013. 

This conference aims to look at the outline of Silk Part II, which is to ‘To review the powers of the National Assembly for Wales in the light of experience and to recommend modifications to the present constitutional arrangements that would enable the United Kingdom Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales to better serve the people of Wales. ‘  It will also look at where we are with Part I today in terms of devolving tax and borrowing powers to Wales.

A range of experts from each of the policy areas will be present to give an overview of what devolution has achieved and what more can be done with changed powers.  We will also be looking into the legal implications with a leading expert on hand as well as having an overview of the consultation from The Silk Commission itself.

The conference is being run as a non-profit making partnership between the Bevan Foundation, the UK Changing Union Project, the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Public Affairs Cymru and Positif Politics. 

Full programme coming soon.

Date:  17th April 2013

Venue: Pierhead, Cardiff

Time: 9:00 am til 1.00 pm

To register for this free event and to receive more information please contact [email protected]


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