Category Archives: Reform

Transforming HMRC

HMRC’s Contact Platform Manager, Lily Lewis provides some insight into HMRC’s digital mission. HMRC is a very large organisation, it sends out roughly 220 million items of post per year and receives...

The power of effective data

Speaking on behalf of Policy Exchange, Eddie Copeland discusses the need for local government to embrace the digital revolution and make better use of data services. With estimates predicting that projected incomes...

Reforming Ireland’s Public Services

Orlaigh Quinn, Programme Director for Public Service Reform in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, in Dublin, discusses the department’s plans to continue to drive and support the delivery of Public...

Departmental reshuffle

With the structure of Stormont’s departments set to change following May’s election, agendaNi takes a look at the roles and responsibilities of the nine new departments.  One of the commitments in the...

Making vocational studies work

The senior policy advisor at the Netherland’s association of further education colleges, Manfred Polzin talks to Adam Morton about the success of the Dutch system of further education. With around 50 per...

Digital transformation

Scottish Government’s Head of Digital Public Services, Colin Cook discusses Scotland’s digital transformation. Just like Northern Ireland, Scotland has a devolved administration and thanks to a promise made in the run up...

Reform: the next phase

Peter Cheney examines the Executive’s plans for restructuring the public sector, which also include fewer MLAs and a cut in government departments. Public sector reform in Northern Ireland to date has mainly...

A one-stop shop for insurance

RSA Insurance, with its local offices in Law Society House, Belfast, has been a market leader in the local government and public sector insurance market for many years. Our strong proposition has...

Governance in OECD spotlight

Northern Ireland has become the first region to have its system of government reviewed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD’s first review of public governance at a regional...

Learning when to share

Although sharing is a laudable exercise, in this article Edward Quigg, Director at Quigg Golden, looks at when sharing in the public sector may fall foul of procurement law. Over recent years...