Local Government Policy Division supports councils in delivering strong and effective local government. This means that we lay the foundations for a system of local government which meets the needs of ratepayers and users of district council services and facilities.
The Division is also responsible for local government reform, giving effect to the Executive’s decision following the Review of Public Administration, to reduce the number of councils in Northern Ireland from 26 to 11.
Functions of Local Government Policy Division
The reform of local government
Read more about the local government reform programme and the latest information on the local government boundaries legislation.