Brexit, the costs of the new children’s hospital and the Nurse’s strike dominated Oireachtas proceedings in January. Legislation included the Local Government Rates Bill, Judicial Appointments Bill and No Consent, No Sale Bill.
Participation Requests came into effect in April 2017, and 31 had been reported by local authorities in Scotland up to the end of December 2018. This briefing assesses the participation requests received to date and considers the learning to emerge from early adopters.
As Theresa May prepares to head back to Brussels for the latest round of crunch talks on the Irish backstop and the political declaration, local authorities have been warned to step up their no deal preparations.
With the recent announcements to advance the plebiscites for executive mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford, LGiU Ireland looks at one of the most interesting dynamics arising from appointment of Metro Mayors in the UK.
If local taxpayers are now going to be asked to finance the running of a combined authority, are they getting value for money? We look here at the 2019-20 budget of the Liverpool Combined Authority and what has been achieved there since its inception.
Ofsted is consulting (until 4 April 2019) on a revised framework for inspection early years, schools and further education and skills which Ofsted claims is the ‘most evidence-based, research-informed and tested framework in Ofsted’s 26-year history’.
This seminar offers a chance to critically discuss and debate the relationship between Big Data and active citizenship. In an age of austerity, data abundance suggests one approach to improving urban life and generating economic growth. However, active citizens need to think critically and creatively about what kinds of expertise are authorised by the data…
The latest in our series of Oireachtas reports covers what came before the Oireachtas as the year came to a close. Particularly important is the Local Government Bill. Other issues include Brexit, health costs, and abortion.
The divisions created and made worse by Brexit clearly demonstrate a gap in the way we run things, writes Perry Walker.