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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.

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Social value goes mainstream

Guy Battle, CEO OF Social Value Portal explains how social value has now gone mainstream, including how the Public Services (Social Value) Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers.
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“The council that solved Brexit”: Digital transformation and better business process for local authorities

Fotis Talantzis, CEO & Co-Founder of Novoville tells us how councils can solve Brexit by transforming public services with digital.
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A ‘No Deal’ Brexit will create an economic emergency

Here, Nigel Wilcock of the Institute of Economic Development, dissects the ongoing, hotly-debated question of a Deal with the European Union (EU) and the resultant economic emergency.
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Perspectives on Information Governance

Cardiff Council’s Operational Manager, Information Governance and Risk, Vivienne Pearson and Information Governance Manager, Dave Parsons, set out the vision and benefits their training offers.
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Is the future paperless for local government offices?

Is the future paperless for local government offices? No – and we shouldn’t force them to be, says Robyn Boyd on behalf of PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company.
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The housing market: Social interaction in mixed building blocks – finding the ‘magic mix’

Gideon Bolt & Rutger Pierik from Utrecht University share their expert thoughts on social interaction in mixed building blocks when it comes to finding the ‘magic mix’ in the academic literature concerning the housing market.
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How social innovation can support citizen participation

Beth Perry, Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson reflect on the findings of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective in Greater Manchester and discuss how social innovation can support citizen participation.
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The future of the judiciary: Rising above efficiency

Prof Michal Alberstein, PI of the European Research Council-funded project ‘Judicial Conflict Resolution’, discusses her view on the future of the judicial role.
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Places with purpose: Reinvigorating Britain’s town and city centres

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council and Chair, Key Cities Group explains how Britain’s town and city centres face significant challenges in redefining their purpose for local residents, visitors and businesses.
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Progressive state leadership today: Part 2

Richard Beardsworth, Professor and Head of School, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, provides the second article of a series on progressive state leadership.
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Customer rating review systems and UKAS accreditation

Suzi Daley, External Affairs Manager at United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), focuses her thoughts on customer rating review systems online and UKAS accreditation in the health and social care system.
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Public sector: Recovering from austerity

Neville Henderson, Senior Consultant, Crown Workforce Management discusses how the public sector can recover from the pain of austerity in this article.
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Development sites and why you should pay them a proper visit

Anthony van Hoffen, Real Estate Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, provides us with a guide discussing what you need to check when making development site visits.
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The Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU: The linguistic aspect

Dr Karen McAuliffe, PI on the European Research Council funded project ‘Law and Language at the European Court of Justice’, discusses the impact of language and multilingualism on the role of Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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Opportunity in chaos: How businesses can prepare for Brexit Britain

Alan Laing talks about Yellowhammer implications on tech companies and how businesses could prepare for Brexit Britain.
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Boosting University research funding in the UK

Megan Warrender, Writer, examines the work of Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, in particular, his endeavours to boost University research funding in the UK.
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How is AI key to unlocking a new deal for social housing?

As the Government presses ahead with an agenda to empower tenants, Martin Taylor, Deputy CEO of Content Guru, argues that AI is crucial to transforming social housing providers’ engagement with their customers.
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Small changes: The secret behind public sector transformation

Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector, Virgin Media Business argues that small changes are the secret behind public sector transformation.
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Modern slavery: Brexit threatens to worsen conditions

Here, Harry Sanders from the Immigration Advice Service explains how Brexit is poised to worsen the existence of modern slavery in the UK.
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UK Supreme Court: PM Johnson’s prorogue ruled unlawful

In a much-anticipated decision, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogue is unlawful.

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