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Swift Read: Innovation in Politics Awards 2019

This year, the Innovation in Politics Awards for the best political projects from all over Europe were presented in Berlin. 80 finalists and eight winners in eight categories were selected, and Ireland was well-represented in terms of submissions and selected finalists. This Swift Read presents LGiU’s coverage of the award ceremony and insights into the…


Swift Read: The rough sleeping initiative

An analysis of the rough sleeping initiative (RSI) by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, published late last year, concluded that a UK government initiative to reduce rough sleeping in England led to a significant fall in the number of people sleeping rough in areas that received funding in 2017-18.

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Further freedom? Possible extensions to the FOISA

This briefing explains which bodies and functions are subject to the Freedom of Information Act Scotland and how an extension of the act might be applied, covering the factors likely to be taken into account during consideration. It is likely to be of interest to local government officers working in the areas of Freedom of…


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