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Fiscal Intergovernmental Relations

Purpose of the consultation

The Finance Committee is holding an inquiry into Fiscal Intergovernmental Relations


Terms of reference


The Committee will focus on the following areas:


>>>To consider the effectiveness of the new Intergovernmental Relations structures in addressing the principles for collaborative working relating to fiscal matters.

>>>To explore the strengths and weaknesses of the Finance Interministerial Standing Committee (F:ISC).

>>>To understand how the UK Government communicates with devolved administrations around fiscal events, in particular, how Barnett consequentials could be communicated in a transparent and timely manner.

>>>To explore what processes could be implemented to improve the influence of the Committee, as part of the legislature, in scrutinising Intergovernmental Relations structures.

>>>To investigate the dispute resolution mechanisms and whether they are fit for purpose, in particular, the dispute resolution process relating to the fiscal framework and the implementation of new devolved taxes.

>>>To examine international examples of Intergovernmental Relations structures and identify areas of good practice relating to collaborative working on fiscal matters.



Providing Written Evidence


The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee welcomes contributions in both or either of our official languages, and we ask organisations that are subject to Welsh Language standards or schemes to respond in line with their own obligations. Please inform the Committee when submitting responses if you intend to provide a translation at a later date.


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Disclosure of information


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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Finance Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565