devolved government

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devolved government

A term of art for the statutory ceding of power and control from central to regional or local government. In the UK, the NHS devolved to four systems (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England).
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But it may make it more difficult as a devolved nation within the UK to exercise influence.
The lesson from the Barnett formula is that the political weight of a devolved nation informs the outcome, rather than any transparent and rational calculation of a country's relative spending needs.
They will see at firsthand the government institutions and civil society organisations, large and small, that are helping Wales to flourish both as a devolved nation within the UK state and a region within the European Union.
The UK allocation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has been distributed fairly to each devolved nation based on factors including respective sizes of fleet, number of ports, sizes of industry, and historical allocations.
Wales has seen a larger increase in the employment rate and the largest decrease in the economic inactivity rate than any English region or other devolved nation over the last quarter.
Conservative AM Nick Ramsay, the committee chair, said: "Wales is increasingly trying to raise its profile on the world stage by establishing its identity as a devolved nation and improving international trade and tourism links.
Now that we have a separate legislature with primary legislative powers and in view of our status as a devolved nation it is vital that Welsh interests are represented in the appointment process.
Coverage of devolved nation issues on network news had increased six-fold since 2010.
And no-one underestimates the sacrifices he has made to realise his vision of a buoyant, devolved nation.
Gary, Glasgow HOW can Scotland be the most devolved nation in the world when axeman Iain Duncan Smith remains in control of welfare powers affecting the disabled?
The proportion of news items referring to the devolved nations, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, had almost doubled on the BBC overall.
Despite a slow down in growth compared to 2010, I am also pleased that Wales had the third largest increase in GDHI per head of all the English regions and devolved nations.