Briefings

Public Service Reform and NOAC

October 23, 2018

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.


The New National Performance Framework in Scotland

October 16, 2018

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.


Tackling period poverty: lessons from Scotland

October 9, 2018

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.


Housing Review: September 2018

October 4, 2018

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…


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…