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In our Government News category, you will find a wide variety of government issues both big and small. 

You can find information on big issues such as global immigration and human rights issues along with Brexit news, negotiations and updates. This section also covers Local governments and their digital transformation along with the popular issues of period poverty and the process of acknowledging this problem.

How and what AID is provided by the UK across the world is another topic covered in detail in this category. Additionally, you can also find regular commentary from legal professionals on changing and adapting laws in the UK. We regularly cover government updates on the implementation of crime legislation and the UK housing landscape.

A view of the marina in the former dockyard area of the town. Hartlepool is a seaside town in Cleveland, England, and the area has been transformed in recent years for leisure and residential use.

Hartlepool Borough Council wants to improve citizens’ lives

2023 is already in full swing and Hartlepool Borough Council has vowed to make the health and wellbeing of its residents a top priority this year.
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How to ensure big events have positive long-term impacts

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett analyses the economic, health, and communal benefit of big events, outlining five key principles for event organisers.
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UKAS CertCheck: introducing surety into supply chains and the procurement process

The need for a robust and dependable supply chain is universal across all businesses and industries. UKAS CertCheck has the ability to introduce surety into supply chains and the procurement process.
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US states lack effective hate crime legislation despite increasing hate crimes

Hate crimes in the United States have increased in frequency in recent years, however, legislation protecting victims is limited across many states.
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Met Police misconduct: 1000 sexual allegations to be investigated against officers

800 Met Police officers are being investigated, facing sexual and domestic abuse claims and other accusations of potential Met Police misconduct.
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UK donates medical supplies to civilians affected in Ukraine war

The UK is sending vital medical supplies to civilians and soldiers attacked in the Ukraine war, to help treat casualties of the Russian offensive.
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Four ways real estate can help tackle the cost of living crisis

Real estate owners need to engage more with communities as price increases, poverty and crime could soon escalate into something far bigger, writes Sarah Coughlan of sustainability services company Evora Global.
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Innovation in contract management with UNIT4

Sally Murdoch, the Public Sector Director at Unit4, discusses the vision for contract management in local government.
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Why is the planning system failing?

In the midst of a housing crisis, why is the planning system failing, and what does this mean for the communities it is supposed to serve?
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Data-driven Government from Unit4 ERP

Sally Murdoch, Public Sector Director from Unit4 discusses breaking down silos to create a data-driven culture in government and public administration.
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UK engineering, manufacturing, and technology apprenticeships in decline

An inquiry is being launched by the government to assess the decline in engineering, manufacturing and technology apprenticeships nationally across the UK.
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What government priorities does the UK need to save the public sector

The UK is currently facing some of the worst peacetime conditions, so what government priorities do we need to reinstate the public sector?
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The UK Resilience Framework – what does it mean for you?

The UK has launched its Resilience Framework - what does this mean, and what can it do for your organisation? 
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The Leaders Council investigates the government’s Levelling Up agenda

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has published a report into the government’s Levelling Up agenda.
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Councils and Housing Association lack actionable data to tackle energy efficiency drive

Councils and Housing Associations lack actionable data to tackle energy efficiency drive as Rishi Sunak authorises £18 million energy efficiency public information campaign.
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How government departments can cut costs through hyperautomation

David Shannon, SAS UK & Ireland, discusses how departments can achieve cost savings whilst improving the efficiency of public service via hyperautomation.
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Making good go further in social value is vital: key trends for 2023

Here, Guy Battle the CEO at Social Value Portal identifies some key social value trends he expects to see during 2023

The top five things organisations get wrong in their privacy statement

Michael Wuestefeld-Gray, the Director of WuDo Solutions, delves into the top mistakes businesses make, and what a good privacy statement looks like.
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UK Online Safety Bill returns to Parliament: Who is most at risk?

This month the UK’s Online Safety Bill will return to Parliament and the news can’t come soon enough for children and young people at risk from online harm and abuse.
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Brexit added £6 billion to UK food bills in two years

Brexit added almost £6 billion to UK food bills in the two years to the end of 2021, with the poorest households worst affected.

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