Devolution - United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, devolved government was created following simple majority referenda in Wales and Scotland in September 1997. In between 1998 and 1999, the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly were established by law. England was left un-devolved. In addition to the newly established legislatures of Wales and Scotland much spending is devolved to the councils and shires of the United Kingdom. In addition to taxes collected locally the government provides grants for services such as the police, fire service and ambulance service which are under the authority of local elected government.

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