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food insecurity, environmental audit committee

Committee asks UK government: where is the Minister for Hunger?

The Government does not fully understand the relationship between food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition.
pension protection, local government workers, public sector workers

Local government workers to receive increased pension protection

Public sector workers will receive increased pension protection in the event their job is outsourced, in new proposals.
troubled families, MHCLG

Data gives helping hand to UK government and troubled families

When the Troubled Families program was launched in 2011 by the UK coalition government, there were four key measures by which it would be judged.
UK and Japan, Pioneering collaboration

UK and Japan to forge new pioneering collaboration

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will meet Prime Minister Theresa May and agree pioneering collaboration on medical research, robotics and use of data.
asylum accommodation, Serco

Privatisation of asylum accommodation causes concern

Labour party has concerns about allocation of asylum accommodation contract to private company, Serco.
Japanese tourism, UK

Japanese tourism expected to grow in UK throughout 2019

Japenese tourism to the UK is expected to grow this year to its highest level as the two counties continue to strengthen economic and cultural ties.
children's social workers

Funding provided to train 900 new children’s social workers

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced plans to fund 900 new children's social workers up to 2021.
service personnel, Social housing, PTSD

Social housing prioritised for former service personnel with PTSD

Former service personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses will be prioritised for social housing under new proposals.
asylum-seeking children

Meeting the complex needs of asylum-seeking children

Sue Ross explains how her team provided an environment in which unaccompanied asylum-seeking children can achieve their full potential.
new nhs era, nhs long term plan

New NHS era: promising or over-promising?

CE of NHS Confederation comments on government proposal £20.5 billion annual investment, hailed by PM as historic moment.
foreign secretary, invisible chain

Foreign Secretary gives speech in Singapore

UK Foreign Secretary speaks at International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore to announce the Strategic Partnership for the Future.
pet-friendly rented accommodation

Addressing the lack of pet-friendly rental accommodation

The first ever think tank of its kind, a think tank for pets, has been formed to address the severe lack of pet-friendly rented accommodation across the UK
sleeping centres

£5 million funding awarded to help rough sleepers

Thousands of rough sleepers will be offered specialist support to aid them in recovering from life on the streets through new sleeping centres

Declining support for a generous asylum policy in Europe

Dr Gideon Bolt, Utrecht University, discusses the need to increase support for a generous asylum policy in Europe before the refugee crisis
law and language

Law and Language: Understanding multilingual EU Law

In the first of a series of five articles exploring the phenomenon of multilingual EU law, Dr Karen McAuliffe, PI on the European Research Council funded project ‘Law and Language at the European Court of Justice’, explains the importance of taking language into account when thinking about law
eu and japan

New free trade agreement approved between EU and Japan

The EU - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will create an increase in job opportunities and more choice of goods at lower prices.
police funding

Home Office announce largest police funding increase since 2010

Additional funding up to £970 million, including £509 million from council tax flexibility will go towards recruiting more police officers.
leave the eu

UK free to revoke its decision to withdraw from EU, says Court of Justice

The Court of Justice of the European Union, has ruled that the UK is able to renounce its decision to leave the EU without the permission of the other EU member countries.
accessibility

Accessibility: The key to making government work better

Joshue O Connor, Head of Accessibility (Interim) at Government Digital Service (GDS) argues that accessibility is the key component of making government work better.
EU law

Ensuring the consistent application and interpretation of EU law

The Court of Justice of the European Union was founded in 1952 to work with the Member States in ensuring the consistent application and interpretation of European Union (EU) law. Open Access Government finds out more about the excellent work they do