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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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Council collaboration driving improved citizen services

Over half (58%) of local authorities are now providing shared services, in order to reduce costs and drive improved citizen engagement, according to new figures.
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How social innovation can support citizen participation

Beth Perry, Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson reflect on the findings of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective in Greater Manchester and discuss how social innovation can support citizen participation.
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The evolution of local authorities: Transforming to become more customer-centric

Propelled by new technologies and changing consumer attitudes, local government as with many other public sector services is looking at ways to become more customer-centric. Yet what does this mean in practice and how exactly can it be achieved?.
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New report urges Government to improve its digital capabilities

A Science and Technology Committee report has concluded that the Government must improve its digital capabilities in order to enhance the relationship between citizens and the State.
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New boost for UK-India tech startup sectors

New initiative launched in India to give startups the skills they need to grow their business and drive UK-India tech collaboration.
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Places with purpose: Reinvigorating Britain’s town and city centres

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council and Chair, Key Cities Group explains how Britain’s town and city centres face significant challenges in redefining their purpose for local residents, visitors and businesses.
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How can we help solve the housing crisis?

Here, Cleveland Containers discuss four ways in which we can help solve the housing crisis in the UK.
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The housing crisis and garden villages

In this piece, we take a look at the potential impact of garden villages, including regional implications, what the result might be for new buyers, and follow on trends.
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Development sites and why you should pay them a proper visit

Anthony van Hoffen, Real Estate Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, provides us with a guide discussing what you need to check when making development site visits.
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Government: Dealing with resource challenges by infusing flexible procurement capability

Claire Foxall, Executive Vice President, Public Sector of Proxima reveals that when faced with peaks in demand, government is increasingly dealing with resource challenges by infusing flexible procurement capability.
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G-Cloud 11 increases with 700 suppliers

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced the imminent launch of the latest version of the G-Cloud procurement framework with 700 extra suppliers from the previous version.
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UK becomes first major economy to pass net zero emissions laws

The UK today became the first major economy to pass net zero emissions laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050.
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UK law to stop social media circulation of “revenge porn”

The Department of Justice is beginning a 3-year review of laws, to ensure that "revenge porn" victims are protected and technologies such as Twitter are fully considered.

New bill to see animal abusers jailed for up to 5 years

Michael Gove has announced a new bill to enable tougher prison sentences for the worst animal abusers which will be introduced to Parliament today.
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The European Court of Justice and consumer protection

Trevor Tayleur, Associate Professor and Head of Design and Assessment at The University of Law, explains the work of the European Court of Justice and their work around consumer protection.
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UK government charges children £640 to apply for citizenship

In this article, Valerie Peay, Director for the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR), describes the profit-making scheme used by the UK government on children who apply for citizenship.
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New homes for adults with learning disabilities underway in Halifax

Work has begun to transform a former court building in Halifax into apartments for adults with learning disabilities, supported by £270,000 of funding from Homes England.
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Challenges in using data across government

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report examining how government uses data to implement its policies and reform public services.
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New ILO global treaty to control violence against workers

A new International Labour Organization (ILO) global treaty adopted on 21 June, 2019 will improve protections for workers facing violence and harassment.
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The housing crisis: UK refugees and asylum seekers

In this article, Eleri Griffiths explores the reality for refugees who survive the UK asylum process, how to help them with housing, and dismantles misconceptions about why refugees are here in the UK.

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