Home to over half of the planet’s population, urban areas are responsible for a significant proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions. This briefing will focus on the benefits of green infrastructure within cities and will highlight ways in which local governments across Europe are working to create greener urban spaces.
The average band D council tax set by English local authorities in 2019-20 rose by 4.7 per cent or £78 - the second highest increase this decade but slightly lower than last year. This briefing looks in more detail at increases across and within tiers of authority.
LGiU Scotland attended the final event from What Works Scotland (WWS), which was based around their recent report “Key Messages about Public Service Reform in Scotland” summarising WWS findings from the last four years. This briefing covers the event and the report.
This briefing provides an overview of some of the key findings of the 17th NOAC report on the internal audit function of local authorities. Irish local authorities spend billions of euro annually on delivering services, so it is absolutely critical to have an effective internal control system in place.
There are lots of innovative projects going on across Scotland, and many are recognised by the COSLA Excellence Awards. Here we look at the winners and runners up from the 2018 awards to showcase what we can learn here in Ireland.
The Irish Government has just published a comprehensive plan to address the many challenging characteristics arising from the impact of climate change. This briefing covers what is outlined in the Plan and the role of local government in particular in tackling climate change.
This is the fifth instalment in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. This month we’re looking at the achievements, innovations and celebrations of Mayo County Council from the month of May.
In the tenth instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, we’re taking a look at the winner of the Best Practice in Citizen Engagement category, Clare County Council’s Community Mobilisation Unit.
This edition of the Oireachtas review, covering the last two months, covers the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019, the Land Conveyancing Law Reform (Amendment) Bill 2019 as well as the impact of the Kerins Judgment on Oireachtas Committees.
Millennials are set to make up 50% of the UK’s workforce by 2020 with Generation Z following close behind. This briefing explores these changes and looks at the ways in which local authorities in Ireland can adapt in order to attract and retain younger talent.