The Institute for Fiscal Studies produces a Green Budget just before the Chancellor’s Budget. It provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. We focus here on what the IFS has to say on the key issues of the economy and public finances.
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.
This briefing, originally published by LGiU Ireland, gives an overview of the first national report on public service reform in Ireland, published by NOAC.
Two years after the Government’s Childhood obesity: a plan for action was published, three reviews have been published which demonstrate the need for a whole systems approach which involved both schools and local government.
We live in changing political times and many observe a decline in trust in politics. Meanwhile there is now an unprecedented collection of personal data by public and private organisations. What does it mean to be transparent in the public sector in this context? We speak to Dr Ben Worthy of Birkbeck University on his…
Last week, LGiU were in attendance at the COSLA annual conference, "Our Agenda". Hannah Muirhead reports back from day one, covering the key messages and issues from the first round of presentations, particularly the Tourist Tax, the Charter on Local Self-Governance and the post-EU prosperity fund.
The news we see on a daily basis can be overwhelmingly negative. But why is it important that we see positive news too, especially for local authorities? Simon Francis, from Campaign Collective social enterprise, blogs about their new positive media outlet The Rooftop and why it’s so desperately needed.
Four DfE commissioned pieces of research have been published which consider the 30-hours of free childcare available to working parents covering the LA role in securing the extra provision, take up and satisfaction of parents, and the views of providers. Overall, the importance of good quality provision is highlighted.
This briefing summarises the development of Scottish National Policy Framework from 2007 onwards, and describes the new arrangements included in the revised NPF launched in 2018, and what Irish audiences can learn from this.