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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
Members

Swift Read: Directly Elected Mayors – What Next?

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.

Ireland Briefing
Members

Swift Read: Removing barriers for the seldom heard

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.

Ireland Briefing
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Creating a challenge culture? New statutory guidance on overview and scrutiny

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.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Bringing the Global Coworking Movement to Local Communities

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.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Swift Read: communicating difficult decisions

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.

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

Welcome new councillors

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.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog