Briefings


A look at the revised National Planning Policy Framework for England

April 26, 2018

Given the many similar challenges addressing socio-economic change in England it is interesting to see that the UK Government is also focused on forward planning, especially in regard to the provision of housing, something which will ring familiar to Irish ears.



Local government communications and social media

April 18, 2018

Social media is everywhere. To some extent, it affects the lives of everyone, even those who profess not to use or understand it. It is therefore essential that local government public relations teams use social media alongside more traditional methods of communication.





Asset Enabled Transformation

April 4, 2018

As both the UK and Ireland approach the real prospect of self-sustaining local government there is general agreement to the notion that there is a real opportunity and need to focus on optimising, securing value for money and maximising the return from all forms of the public estate.  


Audit, Oversight and Performance in local government

March 22, 2018

The previous briefing in this series of briefings on local government performance examined the first report produced by the National Oversight Audit Committee (NOAC) concerning the adequacy of local authority corporate plans. This briefing will examine the second report by NOAC produced in December 2015.


Limerick.ie – Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner

March 20, 2018

This is the fifth in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Outstanding Customer Service category – Limerick City and County Council’s website limerick.ie.