Government News

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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Pledge With Blood campaign launches to end UK period poverty

Intimina is asking the nation to #pledgewithblood to help spread the word about poor menstrual hygiene and remove the stigma attached to the issue.
UK government welfare cuts, food poverty

UK government welfare cuts increase food poverty

UK government welfare cuts over the past decade have left families in England without enough food to eat, in a breach of the government’s duty to ensure adequate food.
strategic partnership agreement

UK and Ghana sign strategic partnership agreement

UK and Ghana sign strategic partnership agreement on economic development, regional security, health, education and inclusion.
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Offensive Weapons Act: Banning acid sales and automatic weaponry

The Offensive Weapons Act is here, which Home Secretary Sajid Javid says will give the police "extra powers" to tackle knife crime.
journalist safety, international observatory of human rights

Ethiopia: Call for appointment of UN Envoy on journalist safety

International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) calls for the appointment of a UN Special Envoy dedicated to journalist safety on World Press Freedom Day in Ethiopia.
sri lanka refugees, refugees and asylum seekers

Sri Lanka: Refugees targeted after Easter Sunday attacks

The Sri Lankan government must ensure that over 1,100 refugees and asylum-seekers forced from their homes by mobs after the Easter Sunday massacre are immediately provided with adequate help.
legal immigration, US immigration, travel ban

The invisible wall: What’s happening to legal immigration?

Anastasia Tonello, US immigration expert, discusses the wall against legal immigration by the Trump administration, revealing how legal infrastructure has been quietly manipulated to dismantle immigration.
country's skills gap

UK economy risks £3.3 billion loss if the country’s skills gap isn’t closed

The UK's future economic success is in jeopardy, warns the Association of Colleges, as latest forecasting highlights the impact of not closing the country's skills gap.
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EU and Central Asia: Opportunities for a stronger partnership

The European Union(EU) is outlining its vision for a renewed partnership with Central Asia, updating its strategy on relations with the region first set out in 2007.
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UK PM joins ‘Christchurch Call to Action’ on online terror

PM Theresa May joins world leaders and internet companies for a Summit on tackling terrorist use of the internet and online terror consequences.
Changing Places toilets

New public buildings to have Changing Places toilets for disabled people

New, or majorly refurbished, large buildings used by the public must have Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people, under government proposals.
new cloud platform

Hart District Council selects new cloud platform to support digital strategy

Hart District Council has selected a new cloud platform, Arcus Global, to deliver its Planning and Regulatory Services to improve internal processes as well as to provide a better citizen experience.
victims of isis, syrian IS

Where are the Syrian victims of ISIS?

Families whose relatives disappeared in the custody of the Islamic State (ISIS) while the group controlled parts of Syria struggle to learn what happened to victims of ISIS.
unfair citizenship law, Iranian women

Iranian parliament approves reform on unfair citizenship law

Iran’s Parliament on May 13, 2019, approved an amendment on unfair citizenship law to allow Iranian women to pass their nationality to their children.
survivors of domestic abuse

Government unveils new support for survivors of domestic abuse

Thousands of survivors fleeing domestic abuse will receive greater protection thanks to a new package of support, confirmed by Prime Minister, Theresa May.
'Lucy's Law' legislation

New ‘Lucy’s Law’ legislation to end puppy and kitten farming

New 'Lucy's Law' legislation to end puppy and kitten farming will be laid in Parliament today (13 May), the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced.
violence in cameroon, UN security council

UN Security Council must address violence in Cameroon

The United Nations Security Council’s decision to hold an informal meeting on Cameroon on May 13, 2019 gives momentum to international efforts to address the violence in Cameroon.
UK domestic abuse bill, migrant women

UK Domestic Abuse Bill may not protect migrant women

The Government has responded to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s concerns about the planned Domestic Abuse Bill, who have warned that the Bill fails to create adequate protection for migrant women.
marriage equality legislation, northern ireland

Northern Ireland: March for marriage equality legislation

Campaigners in Northern Ireland have announced a major march for marriage equality legislation in Belfast on Saturday 18 May, as political talks aimed at restoring devolved government for the region continue.
cladding replacement, grenfell tragedy

Government will speed up high-rise cladding replacement

Around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from around 170 privately owned high-rise buildings, to prevent situations like the Grenfell tragedy.

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