Northern Ireland

Coronavirus has turned 'financial cracks into craters'

18/06/2020

The new president of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) has warned that coronavirus has turned ‘financial cracks into craters’.

Funding boost brings 'hope' for councils, says NILGA

19/05/2020

A £20.3m funding boost to local authorities has given ‘hope’ to the councils and their partners, leaders have said.

Budget 2020: New West Yorkshire mayor announced

11/03/2020

A new directly-elected West Yorkshire mayor has been announced with the Government signing a new devolution deal amid plans to ‘level up’ the UK economy.

NI council chiefs call for investment to ‘unlock potential of local government'

13/01/2020

Local authority leaders in Northern Ireland have welcomed the draft deal which is set to restore the executive at Stormont and have called for more devolution to the local level.

New group to lobby for further devolution to Northern Ireland councils

01/10/2019

A new group to lobby for greater resources and devolution for councils in Northern Ireland has been set up.

Virtual reality used to help people with learning disabilities vote

09/04/2019

The Northern Ireland branch of Mencap is using virtual reality to support people with learning disabilities to vote in the upcoming local elections.

NILGA: Give councils the power to change Northern Ireland

11/02/2019

The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) has called for the role of councils to be formally reviewed and strengthened after the elections in May, giving greater decision making powers to local people and places.

Northern Irish councils call for further devolution

21/06/2018

The time is now right to extend the responsibilities of local government in Northern Ireland through greater devolution from Stormont, a new report said today.

Local government figures celebrated in Queen's birthday honours

11/06/2018

The former interim chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Stella Manzie, has been made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to local government.

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The Bay – a pivot to purpose

Tim Pope and Sam Plum explain why local government reorganisation can be used as a catalyst for a new generation of councils that reflect their local economies and can lead the recovery.
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