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Local government district briefing 2017

agendaNi summarises some of the key statistics from the 2017 local government district briefing. Age While most district councils were similarily ranked relative to the Northern Ireland average in terms of population...

Renewable planning applications in decline

agendaNi analyses the latest statistical bulletin for local authority and departmental influence on planning activity across Northern Ireland. Declining numbers of renewable energy applications stand out as the greatest shift in statistics...

Exceeding and Enabling

As an ambitious and forward thinking local authority, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is exceeding its own challenging ambitions enabling the ongoing regeneration of urban and rural areas. First regeneration...

Waste management

In Northern Ireland local authorities landfilled over one third of all waste collected, almost a half was sent for preparing for reuse, dry recycling and composting and almost 20 per cent was...

Mid Ulster: delivering on our plan for growth

In 2015, following the creation of 11 new Council structures, Mid Ulster was the first council to publish its economic development strategy ‘Our Plan for Growth’, which outlines the Council’s commitment to...

Devolving powers

As Stormont faces a lengthy lay off and the potential for a prolonged period of direct rule, the prospect of greater devolution of powers to local councils is a topic requiring further...

School leaver qualifications

agendaNi analyses the most recent tranche of annual statistics for qualifications and destinations of Northern Ireland post-primary leavers provided by the Department of Education. In five years, between 2009/10 and 2014/15 there...

Surveying the skills scene

The results of the most recent UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) Employer Skills Survey indicate a growing complexity of job roles across the workforce. agendaNi explores. Skills have a significant...