This chapter, exerpted from the forthcoming book Devolution in Practice 2010 considers the extent to which their existing powers enable them to institute policies to counteract its effects. It also details the types of measures that they have put in place and reflects on what the recession has revealed about the nature of the relationship between the UK government and the devolved institutions.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.