The recently published Raynsford review final report on planning concludes with a wide range of recommendations to improve the planning system in England, including criticism of permitted development, shared by many others in British local government.
In this end of year housing review we take the opportunity to look at some of the developments in housing in Ireland over 2018 and reflect on some priorities for the immediate future.
This briefing examines NOAC’s first national report on local authority rates collection performance for the years 2013 to 2014. NOAC decided to carry out an analysis on local authorities with weak collection rates and high arrears, and we examine NOAC's comments here.
Water, abortion, broadband and local government were the main issues before the Oireachtas in November as the budget continued its way through the legislative process. This briefing outlines these bills and their outcomes.
Summary In recent months LGiU Ireland has covered issues arising from the National Oversight and Audit Commission reports on local government performance in Ireland. Our near neighbours in Scotland have similar oversight provided by the Accounts Commission, and its annual Financial overview of local government in Scotland was published at the end…
In this month's housing briefing we step back a little, and look at some of the ideas emerging from some recent housing conferences.
In this briefing we look at what is being done by local government in Ireland to mitigate at least some of the negative effects of their ''divorce'' from the EU by our closest neighbours, the United Kingdom.
Summary The local elections in mid-2019 will be far more competitive than the presidential election and an opportunity to redress the apathy evidenced by a record low turnout of under 44% at the recent poll. All parties will be keen to establish a strong platform for the next general election.…
A review of local governance in Scotland has been underway for some 12 months now and it aims to consider how powers, responsibilities and resources are shared across national and local spheres of government including with communities.
This is the next in the series of briefings providing an overview of NOAC’s national reports. This briefing will focus on NOAC’s first report on the Shared Service Programme.