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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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Social value: More red tape or a step forward?

Guy Battle from Social Value Portal considers the recent updates around procurement and social value: but is this more red tape or a step forward?
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Cabinet reshuffle preps party for 2024 General Election

Yesterday (15 September), Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducted a Cabinet reshuffle - former education secretary Gavin Williamson fired, and Liz Truss replacing Dominic Raab as foreign secretary.
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The social impact of development aid in developing countries

Sato Kan Hiroshi from the Institute of Developing Economies in Japan, charts research activities concerning the social impact of development aid in developing countries.
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Three steps to heaven: Delivering genuine value through public services technology

Louise Sunderland, Local Government Sector Lead at Ignite Consulting, outlines three steps that public sector organisations can take to deliver genuine value from their technology investment.
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UK approves Pfizer and AstraZeneca for third COVID dose

The UK medicine regulator approved both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines as a third COVID dose - for use in a new UK booster scheme.
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Online safety – the ICO’s Children’s Code

Julian Hayes, Partner at BCL Solicitors LLP, examines the new Children's Code in relation to online harms which came into force on September 2nd.
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Reception & beyond: Social issues in Japan from a Roman law perspective part 2

Following on from a previous article, Professor Mariko Igimi continues to observe current social issues in Japan from the perspective of Roman law.
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EU and AstraZeneca agree new deadline for vaccine deliveries

The EU have dropped their court case against AstraZeneca, as a new deadline for vaccine deliveries is agreed between the two parties.
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Importance of medicolegal death investigation

Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, Chief Medical Examiner at Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, describes the importance of medicolegal death investigation, an important function for governments around the world.
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US Government inflexible on Afghanistan exit deadline

As reports of an explosion outside Kabul airport roll in, the US Government remains adamant that Tuesday (31 August) will remain the deadline for evacuation.
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A commitment to inclusion & equality

Open Access Government's Jonathan Miles, charts the European Commission’s commitment to inclusion and equality, examining some recent policy initiatives.
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Supporting the European Citizens’ Initiative

Kinga Joó, President of the EESC ad hoc Group on the Citizens' Initiative, enlightens us on the role of the organisation in supporting the European Citizens’ Initiative.
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National Procurement Policy Statement

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) tells us what we need to know about the UK’s National Procurement Policy Statement.
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Elections Bill risks the disenfranchisement of people with a learning disability

Dr Mark Brookes MBE, Advocacy Lead at Dimensions UK, discusses the implications of the Elections Bill and measures to introduce voter ID on voter participation for people with a learning disability.
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Priorities for the EU’s industrial strategy

Sandra Parthie, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion INT/935, argues that the EU’s industrial strategy needs a clear division of tasks & responsibilities.
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Six ‘must haves’ for Boris’ levelling up vision

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, shares with us the six ‘must haves’ for Boris’ levelling up agenda.
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Levelling up the UK with small charities and community causes

Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly, calls for policymakers and businesses to prioritise the power of small charities and community causes in order to level up the UK.
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US Infrastructure Bill proposes $73 billion for clean energy

The $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill, formally known as BIF, is a momentous and era-defining kind of proposal - with $73 billion laid aside for investment into clean energy infrastructure and electric-vehicle charging stations.
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WHO asks richer countries to hold off on third COVID doses

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO leader, asked richer countries in the Global North to wait before giving third COVID jabs - as the Global South is yet to hit 10% double-vaccinated, due to low vaccine supply.
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UK Government expands stop and search powers for police

According to the new crime strategy, police will have increased stop and search powers - while general offenders will be made to clean public streets so "justice is seen to be done".

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