The purpose of this briefing is to briefly examine the 20th national report produced by NOAC which was entitled The Public Spending Code. It relates to the 2017 public spending code composite Local Authority report.
In this briefing the performance of Irish public services is examined though the evidence provided by three recently published reports, in comparison with the rest of the OECD.
In advance of the local elections this Thursday, we bring you a summary of each party's manifesto and what it means in relation to local government issues.
How could more tax funding powers be devolved to local government? This IFS report sets how to assess the suitability of and devolution of taxes and analyses what could be raised across England from the various options. There is also a review of local tax arrangements in different countries.
This is the fourth instalment in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. This month we’re looking at achievements and innovations from Tipperary County Council, drawing from the March edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.
Robin Hood Energy (RHE) was established in 2015 when it became the UK’s first local authority owned gas and electricity supplier. This briefing outlines what was done, how it worked and what could have been done better.
LGiU Ireland attended the 4th Annual Public Lecture Series of UCC’s Centre for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG), which took place in Cork in March. This Swift Read summarises what we learned.
In the third instalment in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities, we’re looking at the achievements and innovations of Fingal County Council, drawing from the February edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.
February was a Brexit-focused month in the Dáil, with the passing of the Brexit Omnibus Bill. This summary also covers the Judicial Appointments Bill and the implications of recent Supreme Court Decisions on the workings of the Oireachtas.
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) have recently published a very helpful briefing paper on local government finance in Scotland. This swift read provides an overview of the SPICe briefing, and is aimed to give Irish officers and councillors a better idea of how the funding system works in Scotland.