Briefings

Brexit Update: September 2018

October 2, 2018

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.


Building more Social Housing in Ireland

September 27, 2018

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?




Tackling Rough Sleeping In England

September 13, 2018

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…





Finding Tourism Taxing?

August 31, 2018

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 to prosperity and rural renewal

August 28, 2018

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.