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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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£100 million crackdown on crime in prison

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime in prison, the government announced today.
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Apprenticeships: A high-quality route to skilled employment

The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills at the Department for Education details why apprenticeships are a high-quality route to skilled employment.
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Wider Public Sector Legal Services (RM3788)

Mark Jones, Commercial Agreements Manager in Legal Services at the Crown Commercial Service discusses the Wider Public Sector Legal Services (RM3788).
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Special Guardianship Orders: What happens to the foster money?

Victoria Syvret, family law solicitor, explains what the Special Guardianship Order system is like in the UK and things that people don't realise about the financial situation.
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Exiting the trade maelstrom in a progressive way

Vassilis Ntousas, Senior International Relations Policy Advisor at the Foundation For European Progressive Studies shares his thoughts on exiting the trade maelstrom in a progressive way.
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UK wants easier immigration process for “very best minds”

PM Johnson has proposed that the 2000 people per year limit will be lifted and replaced with an easier immigration process for the "very best minds", purely to further the UK's scientific innovation.
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Are basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir?

Indian authorities have continued to keep measures in anticipation of unrest that put basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir.
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What is the impact of the new divorce laws?

Victoria Syvret explains the real-world legal impact of the UK's new divorce laws, reflecting on the flaws of how divorces happened before the change.
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How can the cloud build more innovative public services?

Here, Harold de Neef from Civica describes the 'Uberisation' of services, aka how innovative public services can be implemented by the cloud.
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Saudi government proposes legal reform for women

The Saudi government has announced legal reforms for women whilst women activists remain locked up, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Alison Pritchard becomes interim Director General of GDS

Defra's Alison Pritchard joins GDS as Director General, beginning her first week as the department’s interim chief.
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India: Revoking Article 370 will cause tensions and unrest

India's revoking of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir is likely to inflame tensions and increase the risk of violence, Amnesty International India said.
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Is Boris Johnson serious about “doubling down” on UK R&D investment?

Here Greg Falconer, Director of Innovation Policy at Nesta, offers PM Johnson some real advice on how to "double down" on UK R&D investment.
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Local government should rethink the ‘fixing the plumbing’ principle

The Local Digital Declaration announced last year has laid the foundations for digital transformation across councils. One of the principles, ‘fixing the plumbing’, has now become a common catchphrase which is often used out of context.
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Why Trump’s draconian refugee policies are nothing new to the UK

Here, Damon Culbert from Axis Solicitors highlights parallels between President Trump's refugee policies and UK laws, whilst exploring the impact of Brexit.
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‘Remainers’ suffered mental distress equivalent to migraine after Brexit vote

Research has found evidence that ‘Remainers’ suffered mental distress, equivalent to a chronic migraine, in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.
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The Trump effect: Racism has become fashionable again

Here, Ana González, Partner at Wilson, discusses her work with Central Americans applying for asylum whilst navigating the increasingly hostile attitude toward them, known as The Trump effect.
children in conflict, list of shame

New UN ‘List of Shame’ does not cover children in conflict

The United Nations secretary-general omitted countries responsible for grave violations against children in conflict in his new “list of shame”.
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Childcare shortage struggle: Ofsted registration fees to see price hike

The UK’s Department of Education announced on 18th July 2019 a new proposal to raise the Ofsted registration fees.
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What is happening to prisoners in South Sudan?

Six prisoners in South Sudan should be unconditionally released after being unlawfully detained without trial since November 2018, say Human Rights Watch.

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