Explain And Evaluate The Responsibilities Of The Different Levels Of Government

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Francesca Dennis Outline, explain and evaluate the responsibilities of the different levels of government in the UK The UK is built up of many different levels of government that all play an essential part in running the country. In this essay I will outline, explain and evaluate the responsibilities of the different levels of government. The first level of government I will explore is central government, which is responsible for developing and enforcing national policies, drafting new laws, signing treaties with other nations and defending the nation. These responsibilities you could suggest are essential for the central government to adhere because if the local governments had control of this crucial role, there could be delays in the development and implementations of decisions as there is a lack of any experience of decision-making at this level and central government has decades of decision-making experience and could do a much better job for the regions without any delay. The central government runs at a national level and is based in the Palace of Westminster in London. It contains three major…show more content…
There are the most influential in terms of decision making and their responsibilities include trading standards, education, highways and traffic and public transport. There are 62 councillors which each represent 10,000 electors with the ruling party conservatives having 32 councillors. Our local county council is Devon county council with John Hart as the conservative leader of cabinet sine 25th June 2009. Overall the advantages of local government could be that the elected representative council meet their constituent’s needs more than central government could and allows all voters a say in how their town runs. On the other hand, you could argue that it is difficult for any long-range planning and there is no strong, effective political leadership as they may be strangers to local
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