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devolution

Politics a transfer or allocation of authority, esp from a central government to regional governments or particular interests
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On the constitutional point, there seems no justifiable reason not to devolve the power to the Welsh Government.
The other options the Government will consider are do nothing, as in allow APD to be devolved to Scotland and offer North East airports no help, devolve the levy to England and devolve APD to the North East Combined Authority, something which is expected to cost the NECA around [pounds sterling]45m.
But the Institute of Public Policy Research warned the system can only tackle high levels of youth unemployment following "significant reform" to devolve powers and funding locally.
The DeWolf Companies (DeWolf Chemical, Inc.--Glenn Corporation--Tempo Canada): welcomed Jeffrey Devolve as regulatory and compliance manager for DeWolf and Glenn.
11 -- Mahinda Rajapaksa will devolve powers to the Tamils of Sri Lanka, the Asian Tribune polls survey clearly reveals.
AWELSH Conservative MP who chairs an influential House of Commons committee has written to Chancellor Sajid Javid calling on him to devolve Air Passenger Duty to the Welsh Government as part of a Brexit-linked economic boost.
Until these formalities are completed, they said it would be difficult for the CDA to partially devolve its directorates to the MCI.
The Government's initial approach, however, was to legislate to reserve all "retained EU law", while taking power to devolve it piece by piece by Order of Parliament.
Ms Griffith acknowledged the UK Government was opposed to the idea, but insisted there was now an overwhelming case to devolve the police service.
Mr Cairns said the UK Government would later bring forward amendments in the Bill's Lords stages to devolve the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and hopes to announce further changes in coming weeks.
He told the Sunday Politics programme: "The way to make the argument fly is to say that if you devolve us this power or this tax, we will grow the economy in such a way as to deliver you more revenue.