This Brexit update, prepared for local authorities in the UK, will be of interest to readers in Ireland. The update focuses on news, recent reports on Brexit, preparations for a no deal scenario, the economy, Scotland and Ireland.
The demand for social housing in Ireland for low-income houses has been exacerbated by issues of affordability, suppressed supply following the global financial crash and increased demand due to a rapidly growing population. But is there more to the story than just increasing output?
This briefing briefly examines the key steps that were involved in the production of the National Oversight and Audit Commission's (NOAC) fourth national report on the Local Authority 2014 Quality Assurance Reporting under the Public Spending Code.
Swift Read: What Cannabis Legislation Will Mean for Municipal Government in Canada, and Possible Lessons
From October 2018, Canadian residents will be legally able to consume recreational cannabis. This briefing looks at what the legalisation will mean for those who oversee its implementation, particularly Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal governments.
Summary The British government has promised to end rough sleeping in England by 2027. By the end of the current Parliament in 2022, the number of rough sleepers should have halved from its current level of just under 5,000. The rough sleeping strategy, published in August, describes how the UK…
Cork’s Smart Procurement & Planning Strategy for Social Housing Delivery: Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner
This is the 16th instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This briefing looks at the winner of the Local Authority Innovation category, Cork City Council's Competitive Dialogue Housing Delivery Process.
What are some EU members doing to grow their housing markets?
The European Commission has published a report on public administration characteristics and performance in the EU. This briefing examines the findings of the research and highlights areas which require further effort as general public service reform is rolled out in Ireland.
There are many arguments for and against introducing a transient visitor levy as a way of generating revenue for local authorities. This briefing will help you understand different dimensions to the discussion.
Greenways are playing an increasing and vital role in the regeneration of rural areas as well as contributing to better health and well-being. This briefing examines the proposals set out in the strategic plan for greenways published in July.