Enabling the public sector to save money, innovate and make more effective policy decisions by using space technology and data

Local Authorities and Devolved Administrations

Across the United Kingdom there are around 400 Local Authorities, acting at County, District or Unitary levels with varying degrees of responsibility. This Government is keen on devolving power to both the Devolved Administrations as well as Local Authorities, as seen in the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016. These additional powers will allow those leading at a local and regional level more agency to take decisions and more opportunity to be innovative and see the benefits of satellite-enabled solutions. Hence this theme was chosen to align with wider Government policy.

The following case studies relate to the local authorities theme: