Serving Hampshire consultation: options for future local government in Hampshire

9 November 2016

Consultation Final Report

The Serving Hampshire consultation report is now available:

The report provides an overview of the findings from a consultation and research programme conducted by independent researchers Ipsos MORI on behalf of Hampshire County Council during the Summer and Autumn of 2016.

This work explores the views of local residents and wider stakeholders about future council service delivery across the County and a possible move towards securing further devolved powers from central Government.

Next steps

Hampshire County Council’s Cabinet will consider the findings from the consultation when it meets on 14 November 2016.

Further update on Local Government Review

Following consideration by Cabinet, the County Council’s position on devolution and local government reorganisation will then be considered at a meeting of the Full Council on 24 November.

News release 4 November 2016


The Serving Hampshire consultation information pack remains available:

To examine the options for reorganising to a unitary council model, Hampshire County Council commissioned consultancy firm Deloitte to undertake independent analysis of seven different options for reorganisation: read Deloitte’s independent analysis.

Business Consultation

To support the County Council’s wider public consultation on possible local government reorganisation in Hampshire and the potential to secure further devolved powers from central government, the County Council commissioned the Southern Policy Centre (SPC) to research views from the local business sector. This report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 450kB provides a summary of SPC’s findings which have informed a report to the County Council’s Cabinet, considered on 12 December 2016.