VOTING FOR A NEW BRITAIN: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE VOTES ARE CAST?

Scotland

How life

could change

Wales

How life

could change

Tax

Basic rate of income tax can be varied by up to 3p.

Labour committed not to increase tax in first Parliament

Assembly has no tax raising powers

No change

Education

Total responsibility and can set its own priorities

Tuition fees for students living in could be abolished

Set the national curriculum; funding and appointments for education bodies

Nursery places for all 3-year-olds. Improve vocational training and education for over-16s

Health

Total control, except drugs regulation and abortion law

More public money for new hospitals if opposition to private financing grows

Funding and making appointments to NHS bodies

Cut waiting lists, starting with cateract operations. Access for all to NHS dentists

Transport

Total control except for aviation, shipping safety, some traffic regulations

Subsidies for rural transport, cuts in fuel duties,abolition of Skye Bridge tolls

Town and country planning policy, maintain trunk roads.

pounds 3m increase to pounds 2.25m rural bus subsidy. Free public transport for OAPs

Law & Order

Criminal and civil law, criminal justice, courts, prosecution system, police, fire services

Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency to be set up

The English and Welsh legal systems have been fully integrated for hundreds of years

No real differences

Economy/

Industry

Monetary policy competition law, consumer protection decided by London

Spur entrepreneurs, build skills base. Review of Uniform Business Rate

Monetary,fiscal policy, competition law and consumer protection decided by London

Attracting funds to match pounds 1.3bn EU money to regenerate economy, create jobs

Agriculture

Total control, but Brussels increasingly influences decision making

Beef on the bone ban could be lifted earlier. Main parties all called for an immediate end

Control animal welfare, pests and fisheries

Possible end to ban on beef on the bone. pounds 21m in additional help for farmers

Environment

Powers devolved. 's tourist industry reliant on beautiful countryside

First national parks to be established at Loch Lomond and the Cairngorms

Funding and appointments for Environment Agency

Agri-environmental scheme unique to Wales to attract 600 new farms each year

Housing

Total control over spending

Sellers to pay for surveys to stop buyers paying 3 or 4 times before buying

Allocate resources to local authorities and housing associations

Attract private finance to tackle pounds 1bn council house repair bill

Land

Total control in area that has been controversial since the Highland clearances

Greater public access and community ownership. Ending the feudal system

Oversee coastal protection, flood prevention and land drainage

A new scheme to achieve sustainable development of Welsh National Parks

Suggested Topics
Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
Life and Style
Steve Shaw shows Kate how to get wet behind the ears and how to align her neck
healthSteven Shaw - the 'Buddha of Breaststroke' - applies Alexander Technique to the watery sport
News
A poster by Durham Constabulary
news
Sport
Cameron Jerome
footballCanaries beat Boro to gain promotion to the Premier League
Arts and Entertainment
Performers drink tea at the Glastonbury festival in 2010
music
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
ebookA unique anthology of reporting and analysis of a crucial period of history
Arts and Entertainment
Emily McDowell Card that reads:
artCancer survivor Emily McDowell kicks back at the clichés
Sport
footballShirt then goes on sale on Gumtree
Arts and Entertainment
Twin Peaks stars Joan Chen, Michael Ontkean, Kyle Maclachlan and Piper Laurie
tvBadalamenti on board for third series
Life and Style
tech
Sport
Standing room only: the terraces at Villa Park in 1935
football
Sport
Ben Stokes celebrates with his team mates after bowling Brendon McCullum
sportEngland vs New Zealand report
News
Amal Clooney has joined the legal team defending 'The Hooden Men'
people
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Guru Careers: Software Developer / C# Developer

£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...

Guru Careers: Software Developer

£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant / Resourcer

£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...

Ashdown Group: UI Developer - (UI, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS)

£25000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: UI Developer - (UI, JavaScript, HTML...

Day In a Page

Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine