NILGA Policy & Publications

All booklets, leaflets and bulletin communications to councils, providing an update on outcomes from a meeting or event, will be published in this section.

Ranging from Annual Reports, Conference Booklets and weekly bulletins are important forms of reference for future research and confirmation of information.

Consultation on Enhanced Sport & Recreation Rate Relief

18 May 2016

NILGA response to the DFPNI consultation on Enhanced Sport & Recreation Rate Relief for Unlicensed Community Amateur Sports Clubs.

Alternatives to the Small Business Rate relief Scheme

18 May 2016

NILGA response to the DFPNI Discussion Paper.

DFPNI Review of Rate Liability in the Domestic Rental Sector

18 May 2016

NILGA response - NILGA believes that the need for transparency, simplicity and increased accountability is the key to any policy regarding rates. The public should be able to understand all charges levied upon them and know how the money raised is used.

Guidance on planning element of councillors' Code of Conduct.

28 April 2016

DoE consultation, September 2014.

Northern Ireland Local Government Code of Conduct

28 April 2016

Approved by the NI Assembly 27 May 2014.

NILGA Bulletin April / May 2016

28 April 2016

This bulletin provides your Council with key information on the work being taken forward through NILGA, councils and partners, delivering results for local government. It is supplied for wide distribution including at Full Council or Council Committee meetings.

Consultation on developing a Programme for Local Government 2016 – 2020 - Summary of Responses

26 April 2016

The Programme for Local Government will aim to set out how and why the two spheres of government can and should work together, with shared goals and a collective purpose – whilst ensuring that councils quite clearly retain their independence.

Consultation: Developing a Programme for Local Government 2016 – 2020

26 April 2016

With the reform of local government, the impending review of the NI Assembly, looming Assembly elections and the forthcoming publication of the Programme for Government for NI, local authorities in NI have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to work collectively as a sector to improve the governance, economy and quality of public services for our citizens.

NILGA Briefing for Political Parties

15 April 2016

NILGA is keen to see the development of local government as a partner in government and is working to establish a Programme for Local Government to complement the Programme for Government for the next Assembly mandate.

NILGA response to the DFPNI Consultation on the review of the Non-Domestic Rate

08 March 2016

NILGA believes that the time is right for a full, creative and robust discussion regarding how public finances are raised. This Business Rates review is one part of such a comprehensive initiative.