HC Library: Devolution to local government in England: this research briefing analyses the Devolution Deals agreed between the Government and local government areas in England. It summarises the main developments regarding the process of devolution of powers to local government. It covers the devolution deals agreed to date between the Government and local areas, including the powers to be devolved, the procedures required for devolution to take place, and reactions to the policy from the local government and policy-making worlds. It includes a section on governance. The Appendix has a useful table showing the powers to be devolved in each of the Devolution Deals. (5 April 2016)

LGA: Charting progress on the health devolution journey – Early lessons from Greater Manchester: in February 2016 the LGA brought together a group of senior leaders from health and local government in Greater Manchester with their peers from areas with aspirations for health devolution. The group discussed the early lessons emerging from Greater Manchester’s experience on how to turn a successful case for health devolution into an achievable strategy. This paper summarises the presentations given at the event and the discussions that followed, to help other local areas in identifying their own aspirations for health devolution and charting a clear course to a place-based plan to improve health outcomes, transform models of prevention and care, and meet shared financial challenges. (1 April 2016)