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The Public Spending Code 2017 Local Authority Review

The purpose of this briefing is to briefly examine the 20th national report produced by NOAC which was entitled The Public Spending Code. It relates to the 2017 public spending code composite Local Authority report.

Ireland Briefing
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West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy

The West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy was launched in May 2019 and builds on the heritage of the region’s manufacturing, research and technology sectors, taking advantage of skills and infrastructure innovation across the region.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: An Island Odyssey – Consulting on the National Islands Plan

A hefty consultation process is currently underway as part of the National Islands Plan, under the terms of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. This Swift Read discusses the consultation and whether it differs from previous attempts at engagement, and what effect it will have in practice.

Scotland Briefing
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Towards new ‘civic universities’

The briefing reviews the Civic University Commission report seeking to encourage a new generation of more genuinely 'civic universities'. What this means for local authorities, their places and communities is explored and developed.

Scotland Briefing
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Public Service Performance 2018

In this briefing the performance of Irish public services is examined though the evidence provided by three recently published reports, in comparison with the rest of the OECD.

Ireland Briefing
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BEIS Committee Report: Sector Deals

The BEIS Committee’s report on industrial strategy addresses the processes of securing sector deals and what has been achieved or agreed through them so far. The process has tended to favour sectors that have already received significant state funding and ignoring the challenge of the ‘long tail’ of low productivity.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Viewpoint: Join the Keep it Local movement

Nick Plumb from Locality, explains what the Keep it Local Network is all about and how councils can become part of this movement.

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Taking Control: Which Taxes Could be Devolved to Local Government in England?

How could more tax funding powers be devolved to local government? This IFS report sets how to assess the suitability of and devolution of taxes and analyses what could be raised across England from the various options. There is also a review of local tax arrangements in different countries.

Ireland Briefing