Brexit and the Territorial Constitution: Devolution, Reregulation and Inter-governmental Relations


Professor Richard Rawlings’ new Constitution Society publication discusses the implications of Brexit for the balance of power between central and devolved governance in the context of regulatory frameworks. It shows how the issue involves not only apportionment of legal powers, but the practical operation of a complex web of relationships. Careful consideration will need to be given to the respective roles of devolved and central institutions in forming and operating the new regulatory framework. First launched in the House of Lords, in a discussion chaired by Lord Purvis of Tweed, this report is now available to download.

This publication presents the personal views of the author and not those of The Constitution Society, which publishes it as a contribution to debate on this important subject.