The provisional finance settlement was announced on 19th December 2017. Consultation closes on 16 January leaving very little time for local authorities to prepare their responses or to revise their spending plans. This briefing considers the key announcements.
This briefing provides an overview of government’s ‘Industrial Strategy White Paper: Building a Britain fit for the future’, published November 27th 2017, and on its implications for local government (LAs) and partners.
The commentary to date on Brexit has focused on the process, the politics, the likely outcome and the consequences of the new arrangements. There has been little analysis of the ratification processes required to give effect to the Brexit Treaties. This briefing will explore this.
Christine Heron has been examining the implications of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). In this first of a series of blogs she looks at organisational change.
The 2017 Social Mobility Commission report will be remembered for the one where all members of the Commission resigned soon after publication and the finding that “there is currently no overall national strategy to tackle the social, economic and geographical divide that the country faces”. This briefing looks behind the headlines, and finds there is…
In June 2016 the Scottish Government published their the Education Delivery Plan. This briefing summarises key messages from each priority identified, and further actions which are being taken to support the implementation of the National Improvement Framework, with a focus on implications for local authorities.
LGiU in the UK publish a monthly round-up covering housing and planning. Adapted for an Irish audience, this roundup will be useful for those working in local authorities to see what is happening with regards to housing in the UK.
This paper examines housing/homelessness services to ascertain how changes to central government funding streams have affected their provision, and provide a comparative analysis of the Scottish case by assessing the current central-local government relationship in England and Ireland.
The McKinsey Center for Government report: Delivering for Citizens – how to triple the success rate for government transformations
McKinsey’s research has found that only 20 per cent of large-scale, transformational government change efforts fully succeed in meeting their objectives. Their recent report sets out five disciplines that they state can more than triple the chances of transformation success.