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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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The government’s relationship with commercial suppliers: A focus on prompt payments

Simon Hart MP, Minister for Implementation at the Cabinet Office in the UK, underlines an aspect of his brief that concerns managing the government’s relationship with our commercial suppliers, with a focus on the importance of prompt payments.
Foreign information interference

Keeping our democracy true: Foreign information interference and forward-looking countermeasures

Vassilis Ntousas from the Foundation for European Progressive Studies explores an aspect of politics that concerns keeping our democracy true when it comes to foreign information interference and forward-looking countermeasures.
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The work of the Court of Justice of the European Union

The important work of the Court of Justice of the European Union is introduced here, including details of language arrangements in place and how their work impacts the lives of EU citizens.
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The potential of artificial intelligence in the public sector

Here, we find out some ways in which the GDS is leading digital transformation in government, including the priorities of the organisation’s Interim Director-General and the enormous potential of artificial intelligence in the public sector.
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Overcoming obstacles to digital transformation

Darren Watkins, Managing Director of VIRTUS Data Centres explains his thoughts on overcoming the obstacles to digital transformation.
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What was the first year of GDPR like? Where is it heading?

Ius Laboris share their thoughts on what the first year of GDPR looked like and where they see it heading in the future.
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No-deal Brexit and its impact on public health services

The potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on public health services in the UK has been widely reported. UK law firm Smith Partnership takes a closer look at the issue.
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Social value goes mainstream

Guy Battle, CEO OF Social Value Portal explains how social value has now gone mainstream, including how the Public Services (Social Value) Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers.
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“The council that solved Brexit”: Digital transformation and better business process for local authorities

Fotis Talantzis, CEO & Co-Founder of Novoville tells us how councils can solve Brexit by transforming public services with digital.
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A ‘No Deal’ Brexit will create an economic emergency

Here, Nigel Wilcock of the Institute of Economic Development, dissects the ongoing, hotly-debated question of a Deal with the European Union (EU) and the resultant economic emergency.
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Perspectives on Information Governance

Cardiff Council’s Operational Manager, Information Governance and Risk, Vivienne Pearson and Information Governance Manager, Dave Parsons, set out the vision and benefits their training offers.
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Is the future paperless for local government offices?

Is the future paperless for local government offices? No – and we shouldn’t force them to be, says Robyn Boyd on behalf of PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company.
the housing market

The housing market: Social interaction in mixed building blocks – finding the ‘magic mix’

Gideon Bolt & Rutger Pierik from Utrecht University share their expert thoughts on social interaction in mixed building blocks when it comes to finding the ‘magic mix’ in the academic literature concerning the housing market.
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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 future of the judiciary: Rising above efficiency

Prof Michal Alberstein, PI of the European Research Council-funded project ‘Judicial Conflict Resolution’, discusses her view on the future of the judicial role.
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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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Progressive state leadership today: Part 2

Richard Beardsworth, Professor and Head of School, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, provides the second article of a series on progressive state leadership.
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Customer rating review systems and UKAS accreditation

Suzi Daley, External Affairs Manager at United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), focuses her thoughts on customer rating review systems online and UKAS accreditation in the health and social care system.
Recovering from austerity

Public sector: Recovering from austerity

Neville Henderson, Senior Consultant, Crown Workforce Management discusses how the public sector can recover from the pain of austerity in this article.
Development sites

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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