Briefings

The 3rd National Report of NOAC

July 5, 2018

This briefing paper examines the third national report produced by NOAC (National Oversight and Audit Commission) relating to the level of local authority tenant customer satisfaction.




Reform in New Zealand: a new emphasis on well-being

June 22, 2018

This policy briefing looks at the current shift in public policy in New Zealand towards a much greater emphasis on well-being as the purpose of government at all levels, with consideration towards other jurisdictions.


The decline of local newspapers – a decline in local democracy?

June 21, 2018

This briefing summarises the current state of local newspapers in the UK and Ireland and its likely impact on local democracy, and will be interesting to local authority members and officers with responsibility for communities, the voluntary and community sector, policy and democratic services



Up close and personal: voter microtargeting via social media

June 7, 2018

Nobody can have failed to notice recent news coverage of the way in which social media may have influenced voters. But the different investigations and accusations can be confusing. This briefing aims to give an overview of the issues and why they matter.