This briefing gives an overview of the first national report on public service reform published by NOAC. This briefing is part of a series that has examined a number of NOAC’s national reports.
This briefing summarises the development of Scottish National Policy Framework from 2007 onwards, and describes the new arrangements included in the revised NPF launched in 2018, and what Irish audiences can learn from this.
Scotland is the first nation in the world to offer free period products in all schools, colleges and universities. But why is this necessary? This briefing examines the phenomenon of period poverty and what is being done across the UK, and in Ireland, to tackle it.
With so much going on in the housing market in Ireland at the moment it is easy to lose track. In an effort to address this, LGiU Ireland have commissioned a pilot series of monthly briefings to keep you up to date with developments. This is the first in this…
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.