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What does devolution mean and why does it matter to you

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Virtual devolution week 30 November to 4 December

Civil Service Local have taken this opportunity to become involved in Devolution learning week organised by the Cabinet Office Devolution Capability Team to bring to you a variety of informative sessions from Civil Service departments who work within Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. All UK civil servants are welcome to join.

All civil servants need to understand devolution to do their jobs well. At its most fundamental level, you need to know whether you work on a policy or service that is devolved or reserved. This is because the territorial extent of your work may be affected. For example, you may be working on a policy that has an effect in only one jurisdiction, or in two or more.

To see what The Devolution Capability team have on offer please register for their Devolution and You digest newsletter here  

Civil Service Local are pleased to invite you join the  following events  -

Thursday 3 December

10am to 11am

  • Social Security Scotland - hear about the work to transfer benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland with the largest most complex benefits still to come and they will also take this opportunity to bust some myths. To receive your ticket for this session please register on eventbrite here
  •  Border Force Northern Ireland - This session will give you information on how Border Force work alongside partner law enforcement agencies such as the police, National Crime Agency (NCA) and HM Revenue and Customs to tackle organised crime in a collaborative way. To receive your ticket for this session please register on eventbrite  here 

11:00 am to midday

  • Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales - The CMA’s Devolved Nations team will provide a brief introduction to the CMA and its functions and draw on experience from recent projects to show how the CMA delivers for consumers across the nations. To receive your ticket for this session please register on eventbrite  here

Midday to 1:00 pm

  • Northern Ireland Office (NIO) -  Join staff from the NIO and explore Community and Identity in Northern Ireland. You will have the opportunity to discuss complex issues of culture, identity and tradition in Northern Ireland, including community relations, flags, parading, language, and shared history. To receive your ticket for this session please register on eventbrite here

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Northern Ireland Office (NIO) -  A unique opportunity to join NIO and get an overview of the New decade, new approach agreement.  To receive your ticket for this session please register on eventbrite here

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Scotland and Wales - Discover how the close links between the HSE's Great Britain wide responsibilities for health and safety at work and devolved public health powers have been highlighted during the Coronavirus pandemic. To receive your ticket for this session please register on eventbrite  here 

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Northern Ireland Office and devolution - Brexit challenges and opportunities.  To receive your ticket for this session please register on eventbrite  here

Friday 4 December 10:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA Scotland) - Join APHA to hear about their operating model and how this fits with the devolved institutions. To receive your ticket for this session please register on eventbrite here

All sessions will be online using MS Teams except HSE who will be using YouTube.  Please register for events using your departmental email address and ensure you have permission from your line manager to attend.

If you have any questions about the events listed please contact the team at CS Local Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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