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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.

Protests for Mahsa Amini

Iran protests the brutality of the ‘morality police’ over headscarf rules

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini has influenced mass protests across Iran, after being killed by morality police due to headscarf rules.
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Preventing fraud in Liz Truss’ energy price freeze

Colin Gray discusses how to limit fraudulent activity and safeguard citizens amidst Liz Truss' energy price freeze.
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Lessons learned on adaptation to climate change

Adaptation to climate change takes research-based decision-making and decisive action, argues Local Government Denmark and Danish Regions.
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Enabling intelligent councils

Intelligent councils can be the future of local government, incorporating data strategy to fast forward digital transformation in a citizen-centric joined-up service.
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How to prevent cyber attackers’ manipulation of the democratic process

With GCHQ's recent warning that voting was subject to a cyber attack, what can we do to avoid manipulation of the democratic process?
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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 unveils Net Zero Innovation Handbook for Australasian businesses

Australian and New Zealand businesses can use the UK's new Digital Trade Network’s Net Zero Innovation Handbook to solve decarbonisation challenges.
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Why we must prioritise investment into digital investment

David Hennell discusses why it's imperative for the future Prime Minister to prioritise digital investment as part of any future ‘Levelling Up’ plans.
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UK government to extend financial support to Horizon Europe applicants

The UK government has decided to extend the financial support provided to Horizon Europe applicants, continuing funding to researchers, businesses and innovators.
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The cost of non-Europe: Impact on the internal market

Emilie Prouzet, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Employers’ Group (Group I), discusses how the cost of non-Europe represents thousands of missed opportunities to deepen the internal market.
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Governance in the not-for-profit sector

Erika Eliasson-Norris, Founder and CEO of Beyond Governance, discusses with her team governance in the not-for-profit sector.
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Resilience: What can be learnt from the national response in Ukraine?

Resilience is the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions - what can the UK learn from Ukraine's national response to war?
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How can policymakers address global safety issues?

Over one-third of people feel less safe than they did five years ago - why is this and what can policymakers do to address global safety issues?
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Modern American gun ownership values can be linked to slavery

American gun ownership trends in the present day can be historically tied to the number of people who were enslaved in U.S. counties in...
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How to tackle the challenge of staff turnover in local governments

James Scott discusses how local governments can make employees feel connected and valued to avoid high staff turnover.
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What can government services and sectors learn from each other?

Government services, including the private and public sectors, can adapt to digitalisation together when embracing data sharing and encouraging innovation.
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Cost of living fund for disabled people and domestic violence victims

A cost of living fund has been made for those who are struggling the most by price increases – including disabled people, single parents and women suffering from domestic violence.
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Nobody’s Home: How can councils get empty homes back into use?

With the cost-of-living crisis at an unaffordable high, councils need to address empty homes and how they can benefit from having new occupants.
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Who is the COP27 Youth Envoy and what do they do?

Dr Omnia El Omrani has been selected as the COP27 Youth Envoy, where she is to engage with the wider community to contribute to promoting the inclusion of global young voices.
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Redefining communication in local government and public sectors

There is a need for efficient communication in local governments and public sectors with staff, the public and other organisations. Here's how to attain this.

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