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Briefing: English devolution

Report cover English devolution is a complex and evolving policy process, and universities should have a central role to play.

Their status as providers of education and skills, significant economic actors, large employers, and leaders in local growth initiatives means that any devolution of public funding is of great interest. 

This briefing examines the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill, the devolution deal process, and implications for higher education across the various domains of university activity that may be affected including innovation, skills, knowledge infrastructure, health sciences and health professional education. It also touches on the impact this evolving policy process may have on the important relationship between universities and place. 

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