Is the Policy devolved, reserved or mixed?

01 February 2019

A number of resources have been added to the Devolution Guidance on GOV.UK which includes:

In addition to these downloadable resources GOV.UK hosts separate pages that provide information about the devolution settlements for:

Northern Ireland



These pages are intended to provide advice for civil servants and policymakers to help remind and advise them of how to take account of devolution when working on or developing new policies and managing services in a bid  that in ‘an increasingly devolved UK, policy officials from all administrations are strongly encouraged to communicate, cooperate and collaborate with counterparts in other administrations.’

CIPP comment

To assist the payroll profession with this increasing complexity, the CIPP launched Devolution: payroll legislation matrix which is available exclusively to CIPP members.

Devolution: payroll legislation matrix contains relevant payroll legislation as it relates individually to the four nations of the UK. The subjects are categorised where necessary and in alphabetical order.

It is intended to be a guide, not a definitive list and is a document that will keep changing as new regulations supersede existing ones.

The Devolution: payroll legislation matrix is a working document and members will appreciate that there can be a huge volume of legislation linked to any number of the subjects. It would be surplus to requirement to include them all so the key primary regulations are included with the most recent and relevant secondary legislation.

The Devolution: payroll legislation matrix will be updated on a monthly basis when members will be alerted through News Online and directed to CIPP Policy hub, where the Matrix will always be available.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please email the policy team directly.

All links are up to date at the time of publication. The CIPP accepts no liability for errors or omissions.