Ireland, of course, is not alone in having major issues in regard to the provision of fit for purpose housing. Right across the OECD local governments and their national counterparts are facing various forms of housing issues and none more so than our near neighbours in the UK.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a value for money report on the ‘Help to Buy’ Scheme (“The Help to Buy – equity loan scheme”). It found that the scheme was making homes more affordable and improving access to mortgage finance, but the cost to the taxpayer is uncertain because the Department for Communities…
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.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement to the House of Commons setting out the new administration’s spending plans and priorities for the coming year.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
The sharp reduction in the 2016/17 grant settlement for councils in Scotland came as a shock so the sector, this briefing looks at issues at the heart of the dispute between councils and Scottish Government and examines the financial outlook for Councils over coming years.
In a personal view from Peter Brennan, Managing Director of EPS Consulting and Member of the Public Policy Advisors Network in Ireland, this blog reviews the current Brexit position from Ireland’s perspective.
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.