Category Archives: Reform

Tourist Board set for name change

It’s all change for the tourism body as recommendations from the Hunter report are due to be implemented. The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has enjoyed some boon times in recent years,...

New focus on innovation

agendaNi considers the practical results from Simon Hamilton’s reform programme. The Civil Service is being encouraged to generate new ideas about public service delivery and use data more effectively as part of...

Focusing on delivery

Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Malcolm McKibbin talks to Owen McQuade about the Executive’s focus on delivery and the need to see public services from the citizen’s perspective. Two years...

Non-conventional insurance programmes

Vincent McIvor outlines an alternative insurance option for public & private sector organisations. RSA Insurance, with its local offices in Law Society House in Belfast, has been a market leader in the...

RPA reviewed

The Review of Public Administration has streamlined health and several other public services. Local government is moving ahead after delays but changes in education have stalled. When devolution began in 1999, ministers...

Wales’ reform agenda

Michael Trickey discusses the drivers for change in the Welsh public sector with agendaNi. His Wales Public Services 2025 think tank is looking at the changes needed to improve services over the...

Open up and reform

Sean Worth, who advised David Cameron on public sector reform, talks to Peter Cheney about how open data and freedom of choice can improve the public’s experience of services. Publishing easy-to-read information...

How the new councils will work

Peter Cheney examines the Local Government Bill, which outlines how the 11 new councils will operate from April 2015 onwards. The Local Government Bill is currently before the Assembly and is expected...