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.
At the plebiscites in May, Limerick was the only city to vote in favour of creating the position of directly elected mayor, but what happens next? This briefing explores what Limerick might face on its road to electing a mayor, and what the No-voting cities might expect going forward.
This Swift Read looks at how local authorities can include as wide a range of people as possible in engagement and consultation. It will be of interest to officers and elected members with an interest in community engagement and empowerment.
Overview and scrutiny committees have not yet realised their potential contribution to policy making and better public accountability. The government has published new statutory guidance on overview and scrutiny in local and combined authorities to raise the profile of scrutiny and increase its effectiveness and relevance.
LGiU Scotland attended the final event from What Works Scotland (WWS), which was based around their recent report “Key Messages about Public Service Reform in Scotland” summarising WWS findings from the last four years. This briefing covers the event and the report.
Coworking is an up-and-coming phenomenon, but what can it do for local communities? Cleo Goodman, Business Development and Impact at The Melting Pot, writes about the positive impacts it can have.
This briefing looks at what can be done to better convey difficult messages regarding budgets and service changes. It will be of interest to councillors and officers involved in budget setting, finance, community engagement and communications.
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.
After the local elections on 2 May, a lot of new councillors have now taken office. If that’s you, then there’s a lot to take in. LGiU is here to help.