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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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2020: Coming of age for Britain’s mid-sized cities

Cllr John Merry CBE, Chair of Key Cities and Deputy City Mayor of Salford, argues that 2020 will be a coming of age for Britain’s mid-sized cities.
Europe’s future, sustainability

Sustainability must be at the heart of Europe’s future

Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Isabel Caño Aguilar, argues here that sustainability must be at the heart of Europe’s future.
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Are young people satisfied after forced neighbourhood relocation?

Dr. Kirsten Visser at Utrecht University explores the impact on young people and neighbourhood satisfaction after they are forced to relocate.
law and language at the european court of justice, european research council

Law and Language at the European Court of Justice: Project findings

Dr Karen McAuliffe, PI on the European Research Council funded project ‘Law and Language at the European Court of Justice’, summarises the main findings and considers the impact it may have on the field of law and language studies.

The future of social value

In this article Guy Battle, CEO at Social Value Portal, evaluates the future of social value with a reference to Brexit.
conservative impact on UK immigration, general election

General Election: What will the Conservative impact on UK immigration be?

Sophie Barrett Brown, Senior Partner and Head of UK practice at Laura Devine, tells us what to expect from a Conservative impact on UK immigration.
local authority funding, IED

Economic development in the UK: Local authority funding is a crisis of our making

Nigel Wilcock is Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development and argues that local authority funding is a crisis of our making.
uk crime investigations, sexual offences

44% of UK crime investigations are dropped

Tim Kiely, Barrister at Red Lion Chambers, responds to the news that 44% of UK crime investigations are dropped without being fully explored.
uk child poverty rate, social security

UK child poverty rate could increase under current government

A recent report outlines how Conservative social security promises would raise the UK child poverty rate to a record-breaking high.
manipulating the uk general election, digital

Are cybercriminals manipulating the UK general election?

Here, David Warburton discusses the potential for manipulating the UK general election in the digital age.
magnitsky provisions, POCA

What are the UK’s Magnitsky provisions?

Here, John Binns talks us through the UK's version of the Magnitsky provisions and why they are unclear.
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Imprisoned without trial: The Indigenous population of Mexico

In this article, Kristin Dilani Nadarajah describes the human rights movement happening to stop the mistreatment of indigenous prisoners by the Mexican government.
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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.
prepare for brexit, SMEs

How can SMEs genuinely prepare for Brexit?

Amar Ali from Reiss Edwards discusses how SMEs are supposed to prepare for Brexit, the limbo that is an ongoing reality for business owners throughout the UK.
black swan theory, public administration

Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organisational Failure with Severe Consequences

A DFG-project run by Professor Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz, Germany, called “Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organisational Failure with Severe Consequences” is explained here in detail.
EU migration statistics, general election

What do the latest EU migration statistics mean for immigration?

In the run-up to the general election, legal experts Sophie Barrett-Brown and Miglena Ilieva discuss Conservative immigration promises with the latest EU migration statistics.
election process

How are mobile apps transforming the election process?

In this article, content creator Peter Davidson discusses how mobile apps are making a difference in the election process.
women activists, WHRD

Women activists face disproportionate violence for work

On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, a report examines activist stories across 21 countries and finds a global failure to protect women activists.
apply for citizenship, International Observatory of Human Rights

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.
Reframing the border

Reframing the border as a continuum

Ray Batt, Director, Border Security Programmes Europe, Unisys, offers commentary on reframing the border and the future of trading.

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