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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.

Smart aid

The new development partnership: Smart aid for Africa

Jong-Dae Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in South Africa, discusses smart aid and sustainable development for Africa post COVID-19.
japan trade deal, brexit

What you need to know about the UK-Japan trade deal

On 11 September, the UK and Japan announced a successful free trade deal: What does this mean for Brexit?
health and social care, visa

U-turn for health and social care: From clapping to clamping down on border control

Alex Christen, Immigration lawyer at Capital Law, investigates the future employment regulations of overseas workers in health and social care.
pro-poor

Pro-poor policy: What is the role of aspirations failure?

Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Chair in Political Economy, discusses an often-overlooked policy question: What is the relationship between aspiration failure and the continuation of poverty?
UK borders

Transforming UK borders: What’s standing in our way?

Richard Gutsell, Client Director, Atkins, explores how we can transform UK borders in a post-Brexit world.
institutionalised racism

Going viral: COVID-19, environmental injustice & institutionalised racism

Bianca Yaghoobi, Tanya Khemet Taiwo, and Pamela Lein shed light on research about the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental injustice and institutionalised racism.
test for democracies

COVID-19: A test for democracies

Thomas Lahnthaler, CEO of The Crisis Compass, explains how COVID-19 is truly a test for democracies in this insightful piece of political analysis.
public realm

Rethinking the public realm in the wake of COVID-19

Richard Hyams, Founder and Director of astudio, explores why we must rethink the public realm in light of COVID-19.
tech disasters

How can the Government avoid yet more tech disasters?

Ritam Gandhi, Founder and Director, Studio Graphene, explains why the Government needs a startup mentality to avoid financing more tech disasters.
heart of policy-making, institute for community studies

Putting communities at the heart of policy-making

Emily Morrison, Head of the Institute for Community Studies, explains that the heart of policy-making should be the communities involved.
tech in local government, COVID-19

Through COVID and beyond: Using tech in local government

Matt Prosser and David Rees talk about how using tech in local government could be a lasting post-COVID improvement.
safety of the us voting, barcoding tech

Preserving the integrity, accuracy and safety of the US voting process

Michael Sparks, Director of Government Sales at Zebra Technologies, explains how the safety of the US voting process can be improved with specific technology.
fourth industrial revolution, government

How can the Government respond to the fourth industrial revolution?

Mark Brett, public services expert at PA Consulting, explains how the Government could use the fourth industrial revolution to make sure no-one is left behind.
public sector procurement

Social value in public sector procurement

Mark Gair, MD of CDS and Fergus Bailie, CEO of the Bailie Group provide their opinion about the role of social value in public sector procurement.
lebanon blasts, beirut

Lebanon blasts: When the diaspora steps in for the Government

On 4 August, there was an explosion in the heart of Beirut: The question now, is can the blasts permanently change the future of Lebanon?
domestic abuse

Legal aid barriers for victims of domestic abuse

Lucinda Holliday, partner and head of family & divorce at Blaser Mills Law, highlights the need to end legal aid barriers for domestic violence victims and what you should do if you cannot access support.
american voting behaviour, gianforte

Does American voting behaviour prioritise loyalty or democracy?

With the 2020 Election looming, Yale researchers investigate how American voting behaviour is impacted by undemocratic acts from candidates.
social value

Social value: How can the construction sector deliver a more tangible impact?

Bev Hurley CBE, Chair of the Institute of Economic Development, ponders how construction spend can address the significant inequalities facing disadvantaged and left-behind communities.
information accessible 

5 steps the public sector should follow when making information accessible

Fiona McParland, Publishing Manager, APS Group, highlights 5 steps that public sector organisations should consider when making information accessible.
government frameworks

Government frameworks open the door to easier procurement of services for local authorities

In this interview, Jonny Combe, UK CEO at PayByPhone explains why government procurement frameworks provide a more accessible and convenient way to procure public services, saving local authorities money and time in the process.

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