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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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Which industries have been hit by Brexit the most?

Over two-thirds of industries continue to be hit by Brexit as job vacancies drop below 1 million for the first time in 4 years, according to Adzuna.
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Government gives immediate tax relief to those affected by flood damage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that households and business owners significantly affected by recent flooding will receive immediate tax relief.

Housing sector must act now following Phase One Grenfell report

Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s Phase One report, published on 30th October 2019, begins to recommend changes to many aspects for housing providers, following the Grenfell disaster.
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Gambia takes Myanmar to court over Rohingya genocide

The Gambia today (11 November) takes Myanmar to court, filing a case on the Rohingya Genocide that created waves of refugees.
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New Zealand passes historic Zero Carbon bill

New Zealand are leading the way on climate change policies with an historic Zero Carbon bill on Thursday (7 November), aiming to achieve a carbon neutral status by 2050.
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Stonewall launches 2019 LGBT equality manifesto

Stonewall is urging voters to ask their candidates to commit to LGBT equality manifesto at the December general election.
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EU-Singapore trade agreement will begin before December

EU Member States today (8 November) endorsed the EU-Singapore trade agreement, suggesting that it could be implemented as soon as 21 November.
man imprisoned, Nguyen Ngoc Anh

Vietnam: Man imprisoned for making facebook post

Internet censorship in Vietnam is a consistent fear exemplified in the case of Nguyen Ngoc Anh, a man imprisoned for creating a facebook post.
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Data operations: Is cost the downfall of government digital transformation?

Here, the argument is made for why a new approach to storage can help accelerate the strategy behind government digital transformation.
immigration policy in eastern europe, Ius Laboris

What’s new with immigration policy in Eastern Europe?

In the third of a series of articles exposing changes to global mobility and immigration policy in Eastern Europe, member firms of Ius Laboris examine the developments.
criminal landlords

Government awards £4 million funding to tackle criminal landlords

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that councils will be able to access almost £4 million in new government funding, as part of a crackdown on criminal landlords.
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Why are hundreds dying in the ‘war on drugs’?

The Bangladeshi authorities are responsible for hundreds dying due to a violent anti-drugs campaign, Amnesty International said in a recent report.
immigration policy in south america, ius laboris

What’s new for immigration policy in South America?

In the second of a series of articles exposing changes to global mobility and immigration policy in South America, member firms of Ius Laboris examine the developments.
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Twitter will definitely ban political advertisements

Twitter announced that it will ban political advertisements beginning 15 November and Facebook remains defiant on the issue despite Cambridge Analytica.
Grenfell Phase One, no evacuation plan

Grenfell Phase One: No evacuation plan existed

Here, we discuss the Grenfell Phase One report published today (30 October), which found that there was no evacuation plan for the high-rise.
UK sanctions, SAMLA

UK Sanctions: Where are we now?

Here, John Binns from BCL Solicitors LLP briefly explains UK sanctions - where they came from and what the B-word impact will be.
London properties

£10.7 billion’s worth of London properties are unoccupied

Research by HomeProtect has revealed that £10.7 billion’s worth of London properties are sitting unoccupied.
revenge porn investigation, image based sexual abuse

Pornhub refuse to help police in revenge porn investigation

Recently, Pornhub failed to cooperate with revenge porn investigations by CPS, who are questioning why these images are hosted on their platforms at all.
access to medicine, iran sanctions

Iran: Sanctions impair access to medicine

The Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran have limited the ability of the country to finance imports, including access to medicine, causing serious hardships for ordinary Iranians.
immigration policy in western europe, global mobility

What’s new for immigration policy in Western Europe?

In a series of articles exposing changes to global mobility and immigration policy in Western Europe, member firms of Ius Laboris examine the developments.

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