Last edited 31 May 2024

Devolved matters

Devolved matters are those areas of UK government where decision-making has been delegated by Parliament to the devolved institutions such as the Scottish Parliament, the Assemblies of Wales, Northern Ireland and London or to Local Authorities.

This is opposed to reserved matters, which are decisions that are still taken by the UK Parliament at Westminster even though they have effect in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the regions of England.

In some cases there maybe be a certain amount of crossover between devolved matters and reserved matters, for example with regards to building safety after the Grenfell tragedy. Whilst the Building Safety Act 2022 includes reserved matters which are applicable to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, it also includes permits devolved governments to implement a slightly different regimes from England. At the same time the secondary legislation covering building regulations and safety issues are devolved matters.

From UK Parliament

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