Over the last 10 years England has taken steps towards the transfer of power from central government to local and combined authorities through a series of so-called devolution deals. Working as part of devolved authority, including combined authorities, presents unique challenges and opportunities for communicators.
With devolution comes a need to communicate on how devolved powers are being used to direct investment, planning and public service delivery; to promote public awareness of the work of devolved institutions and specifically the impact and value of devolution.
In our new report, we look at the lessons learned in communicating devolution over recent years, from partnership working to how to leverage the Mayoral profile. We also hear directly from some of the English combined authorities on some of the work they have been doing to successfully engage residents in their work and the concept of devolution.