Briefings


Brexit – Ratification Ramifications – What’s a WAT?

May 23, 2017

The commentary to date on Brexit has focused on the process, the politics, the likely outcome and the consequences of the new arrangements. There has been little analysis of the ratification processes required to give effect to the Brexit Treaties. This briefing will explore this.



Local Elections in the UK 2017 – The overall results

May 16, 2017

This briefing covers the net gains and losses across the UK, by political party. We also look at the overall picture, and announce the results and turnout from the mayoral elections. Finally, we look in more detail at the results across England, Wales and Scotland.



Local Government Grants and Subsidies from Central Government

May 9, 2017

Examining one of the key sources of funding the revenue accounts of Irish local authorities, this paper will first illustrate the four main sources of funding the revenue accounts of local authorities today and demonstrate that government grants and subsidies represents 26% of the funding source base of local authorities…


Strategic Implementation in Irish Local Government

May 4, 2017

Is the implementation of strategy a huge challenge, irrespective of the macro environment? What approaches worked? How was resistance to change overcome? Did new implementation methodologies evolve that can be used in better times?



The Role of Local Government in Northern Ireland

April 28, 2017

In 2015, eleven new councils in Northern Ireland took the reigns of service delivery and representation to begin the process of moving to a new local government model, one that was different from those of the past and designed for the 21st Century. This briefing explores both this model and…