Government News

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.

information accessible 

5 steps the public sector should follow when making information accessible

Fiona McParland, Publishing Manager, APS Group, highlights 5 steps that public sector organisations should consider when making information accessible.
government frameworks

Government frameworks open the door to easier procurement of services for local authorities

In this interview, Jonny Combe, UK CEO at PayByPhone explains why government procurement frameworks provide a more accessible and convenient way to procure public services, saving local authorities money and time in the process.
national resilience

Strengthening national resilience through better coordination

Cate Pye, cyber and resilience expert at PA Consulting, discusses how better coordination of government, industry and the individual can strengthen national resilience.
safety measures

Balancing safety measures with tight budgets in government-funded organisations

Nick Wilson, Director of Health & Safety Services, and James Tamm, Director of Legal Services at Ellis Whittam, explain how those within education, local government and the charity sector can sustain safety measures in the workplace despite financial constraints.
digital skills gap

How COVID has expedited Government’s response to the digital skills gap

Justin Cooke, Chief Content and Partnerships Officer at FutureLearn, discusses how COVID has expedited the Government’s response to upskilling and reskilling the workforce to tackle the digital skills gap.
Brexit rollercoaster

How entrepreneurs can stay visible during the Brexit rollercoaster

Lauran Bush, Consultant at EP Business in Hospitality, advises how entrepreneurs can stay visible during the Brexit rollercoaster.
contemporary black activism, racism

How is contemporary Black activism reshaping itself?

Dr Monia Dal Checco, specialist in contemporary African American literature, discusses the power of contemporary Black activism via #BlackLivesMatter.
british justice system, US system

A view from the Bar: Race and the British justice system

Paula Rhone-Adrien, leading Family law Barrister, explores the implicit bias of race and the British justice system.
COVID second wave, european

Combined exit strategy will help Europe stop COVID second-wave

The University of Southampton found that European countries should lift lockdown in synchronisation, to prevent a COVID second wave.
powerful politicians, one young world

Five powerful politicians under the age of 35

One Young World names five of the world's most powerful politicians under the age of 35 as part of a non-partisan award to recognise good political work.
face masks, WHO

New rule: Face masks will be mandatory for all shops

Health Secretary Matt Hancock today (14 July) confirmed that wearing face masks will be mandatory in all shops after 24 July.
period poverty

We must keep talking about period poverty during the pandemic

Initial Washroom Hygiene explores why we need to keep talking about period poverty, even during the Coronavirus pandemic.
trial by jury, covid

Trial by jury in a time of pandemic

Simon Spence, QC at Red Lion Chambers, explains the need for trial by jury in a time of global pandemic.
government corruption

Understanding digital maturity to tackle government corruption

Ben Stewart, CEO, Caution Your Blast, explores how a greater understanding of digital maturity can help tackle government corruption.
rishi sunak mini-budget, economy

7 key takeaways from the Rishi Sunak mini-budget

Yesterday (9 July) Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an injection of £30 billion to counter ongoing COVID-19 impacts on the economy.
UK whistleblower policy, susan kramer

Senior politicians propose UK whistleblower policy reform

On 10 July, Baroness Susan Kramer and Kevin Hollinrake MP will discuss UK whistleblower policy reform that is aiming to strengthen protections.
covid-related discrimination

COVID-related discrimination against racial minorities has doubled

According to a new study from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, COVID-related discrimination against racial minorities has increased from March to April 2020.
local level transformation

Local level transformation in a crisis: A turning point for people & planet

Xavier Longan, Lead for Partnerships and Operations in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, discusses how local level transformation could be a turning point for people and the plant during a global crisis.
conversion therapy

Banning so-called “conversion therapy” in the UK

Philip Baldwin, LGBTQ activist, discusses the significant developments around "conversion therapy" among the LGBTQ community in the UK.
racial discrimination, one young world

Young activists do not trust their Government on racial discrimination

Research from One Young World’s global network shows that 74% of their Peace Ambassadors do not believe racial discrimination will be changed by their politicians.

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