Sector principles for English devolution

Sector bodies with a local/community focus, Locality and NAVCA, have jointly produced a paper outlining a set of key principles which should underpin devolution in England.

The headline 5 principles are:

  • Creating a social economy.
  • Meaningful representation of the voluntary and community sector within new leadership structures.
  • Ensuring accountability through effective community engagement.
  • Decisions taken at the most local level appropriate.
  • Working with local organisations to support local commissioning and local delivery of public services.

See Locality article ‘Realising the revolution: making devolution work for people and communities’, and download link to the report ‘Devolution for People and Communities’ (pdf, 1.1MB).