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.


04 November 2013

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

NI LOCAL GOVERNMENT - Review of ICE Programme

31 October 2013

Interim Presentation 03/10/13. ICE Programme - Looking ahead in 2014 - Regional Improvement / Development work and a Programme for Local Government.

Strategic Fit Diagram - The Council Debate

30 October 2013

The Programme for Local Government will feed the new, NI Executive’s wider Programme for Government due in 2016. The attached diagram is a “quick glance” at the strategic fit of councils into the wider democratic, government and public service delivery debate.

NILGA EU Support Bulletin - 30th May 2013

31 May 2013

NILGA seeks to provide you and your Council with an opportunity to access and benefit from more financial and technical assistance from a wide range of European Union investment now and in the future. This is an information service that informs member councils of forthcoming European investment opportunities, together with early warnings on legislation, regulation and policy.

NISMP - Mapping the Deployment of Migrant Labour in NI

18 April 2013

Large scale economic migration to Northern Ireland is a relatively recent phenomenon and one that to date has not been sufficiently monitored with regards to numbers of migrants coming to work and live in the region, patterns of employment nor economic impact. Although numbers are small in comparison to other UK regions, migration does contribute to the Northern Irish economy and in-depth research and analysis is essential in order to understand its significance to both the labour market and to the impact migrants will have on local service provision.


01 February 2013

ANNUAL BUSINESS PLAN - 2013 / 2014 NILGA speaks up for local government and offers modern, effective and accountable representation and services. We are led by, and accountable to, the 26 district councils. NILGA- the voice of local government, championing councils in NI.


11 December 2012

Consultation Workshop and Engagement Event. Larne Town Hall Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 10am to 1pm. Through this event, NILGA is asking councils to reflect and comment on the future delivery mechanisms to optimise the investment of an estimated minimum £300 million derived from the EU Structural Funds and supporting regional and local budgets, for the period 2014–2020.

Outcomes paper NILGA’s Executive 26th September 2012

24 October 2012

NILGA views on STCs, Shadow Councils, and outstanding policy in relation to the Reorganisation Bill – 26th September 2012. An inclusive and cross party meeting of NILGA members was held on 26th September 2012, with the following key outputs and views determined.