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.

Birmingham City Council launches £500k arts funding grant

Art groups are being urged to apply for grants from a £500,000 fund to develop culture in Birmingham… Birmingham City Council has launched a grant...

Michel Barnier to lead Brexit task force

The European Commission has revealed Michel Barnier will act as chief negotiator during the process of Britain exiting the EU… The European Commission has set...

Local authorities warn homelessness legislation will not work

Councils are challenging proposed legislation to tackle homelessness, stating the methods put forward by the government will not work… The Local Government Association (LGA) has...

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister calls for Hungary’s expulsion from the EU

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn is calling for the suspension or even the expulsion of Hungary from the EU for violating EU values… Hungary should...

Boundary review could see prominent MPs lose seats

Several senior MPs could lose their seats under new boundary proposals for England and Wales. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and former chancellor George Osborne are...

The role of expertise in policy-making

 The research project EUREX looks into the role of scientific expertise in the preparation of public policies. Cathrine Holst, ARENA and Johan Christensen, Leiden...

More than half of north-east councils vote against devolution

Four out of seven councils in the north-east of England have voted against devolution, it has emerged… Devolution plans in the north-east of the country...

The provision for homeless young offenders is “woefully inadequate”

Services offered for homeless young offenders have been criticised in a new report… A new report from the HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care...

DCMS launches museum consultation

A consultation has been launched into the future of museums, which will help shape the planned Museums Review… A new consultation has been launched by...

Points-based system for EU nationals rejected by PM

Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed the idea of a points-based system as a way of controlling EU migration into the UK… One of the...
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“Glaring democratic deficiencies” in EU referendum campaign

A new report from the Electoral Reform Society has criticised both sides of the EU referendum campaign… The Electoral Reform Society (ERS) said the EU...

UK ministers must focus on the “opportunities” of Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has called upon the UK to focus on what Brexit can offer, as she confirms there will be no second...

Essex loses £10m through council tax fraud

Local authorities across Essex are out of pocket to the tune of £10m due to council tax fraud or errors… Council tax fraud or errors...

A European response to terrorism

Ard van der Steur, Minister of Security and Justice in the Netherlands outlines how Member States are coming together to work as one, in order...

Charities ask for EU funding clarity

Chief executives of a number of bodies representing charities have written to the Treasury to gain reassurances about the future of EU funding… A number...

Councils threaten Scottish government after being left out of funding talks

A group of councils have threatened to take the Scottish government to court if they continue to leave them out of funding talks… A group...

Councils condemned over homeless support

Councils have been slammed by MPs for the help and support given to people who are homeless… A new report from the Communities and Local...

Oxfordshire councils shake-up scrapped despite £113m savings

Plans to reform local government across Oxfordshire have been scrapped, despite the potential of major savings… Plans to reform Oxfordshire councils will not go ahead,...

North west councils reveal plans for shared business services framework

A number of local authorities located in the north west of England have announced plans for a shared business support framework… Cheshire East Council and...

Councils spend £2.3bn on waste collection

New figures have revealed councils spent £2.3bn during 2013/14 on waste collection and disposal services… Figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy...

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