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Central – Local Government Political Forum progressing amidst continued Stormont deadlock

The Central – Local Government Political Forum met today in Belfast.

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Courage & Cohesion Of Councils In NI Demonstrated At All Times

NILGA, the Northern Ireland Local Government Association, has sent an urgent communication to the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire MP, outlining a four point plan to drive local economies and strengthen democracy in NI.

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Regeneration Powers In Council, Better For Investors, Better For Communities

The Communities Minister’s announcement this week retaining Regeneration Powers during the Assembly’s mandate will have significant impact on councils and how they can drive economies and sustain communities. 20 months into new councils, a new power has been withheld.

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UK Local Government Leaders Unite In Brexit Devolution Call

Leaders of local government in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have united around the call for further devolution to local communities across the UK after Brexit. Council leaders across the UK are warning against any new constitutional settlement once we leave the EU being decided only by Westminster and the devolved administrations in Holyrood, Stormont and Cardiff Bay.

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Councils Drive Investment & Sustain Communities Across NI

Today, just under 200 delegates will participate in the 2016 Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) Annual Conference at the Everglades Hotel, Derry/Londonderry, supported by the Ulster University. Entitled “Growing Enterprise, Strengthening Communities” Local Councils Delivering in the Digital Age, delegates will share in a full day of delivery, debate and innovation, designed to improve local economies and enhance communities across Northern Ireland.

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Entrepreneurial NI Welcomes EER Evaluation Panel

Some of Northern Ireland’s best entrepreneurs, support bodies, plus local / central government policy makers and politicians came together to receive a delegation from the EU’s Committee of the Regions in Belfast on 21st September 2016.

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NILGA Welcomes Finance Minister’s Support In Rejuvenating Local High Streets

Cllr Seán McPeake, President of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) welcomed Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir's call for local businesses to avail of the Back in Business initiative, with a 50% rate reduction for up to a year for businesses in a retail property that was previously empty.

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