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.

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Will there be a general strike?

With inflation soaring and wages stagnating, trade unions are threatening mass industrial action in the form of a general strike.
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COP27: Urban transformation and sustainable cities

Experts from the urban and the climate communities discussed action plans to reach more sustainable cities in an initiative workshop for COP27.
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What policies and practices are needed to support Levelling Up?

Three years since the phrase Levelling Up was first coined as the slogan to symbolise Boris Johnson’s plans to spread opportunity in left-behind parts...
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Another Cold War: EU to cut gas use by 15%

EU to cut gas use by 15% in response to Putin's weaponisation of energy exports - moving one step closer to reducing dependency on Russian energy.
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Russian disinformation tackled by new website laws in the UK

New UK laws will require social networks and websites to look for and remove Russian disinformation, including a new criminal offence of 'foreign interference'.
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Run up to COP27: recognising the importance of Indigenous leaders

COP26 President Alok Sharma to visit Australia and meet with Indigenous leaders and representatives to discuss climate action in preparation for COP27.
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Online Safety Bill delay should not halt safeguarding

Why the delay to the Online Safety Bill should not halt organisations efforts in safeguarding minors on the web.
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The 4.5% NHS pay rise works out at a loss for workers

More than one million staff are to receive the NHS pay rise of at least £1,400 – with the lowest earners getting up to 9.3% in England.
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How will Brexit policy affect your diet?

Brexit policy is to affect micronutrient food supplies in the UK, where foods imports will become harder to access due to trade deals.
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Sri Lanka protests prompt a state of emergency following an economic crisis

Sri Lanka protests have ousted President Rajapaksa over disputes of the worst economic crisis the country has faced since gaining independence.
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What can we expect from Rishi Sunak if he becomes Prime Minister?

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer is the Tory favourite for the next Prime Minister, but what can the public expect from Rishi Sunak if this becomes a reality?
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Who is the favourite to be next Prime Minister?

With Boris Johnson having reluctantly resigned as Prime Minister, the question on everyone's lips is: who will be the next Prime Minister?
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Boris Johnson resigns as leader of the Conservative Party, what’s next?

69% agree Boris Johnson should resign as leader of the Conservative Party – but after 48 hours and 50 resignations, the Prime Minister has not left without a struggle.
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Cabinet resignation: 27 people leave Boris Johnson’s government

In a huge blow to Boris Johnson’s government, ministers, parliamentary private secretaries, and more have begun a mass cabinet resignation. What’s next?
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The UK Government has rejected gender neutral toilets in public buildings

The UK Government has announced its plan to place separate male and female toilets in all new public buildings – forgoing gender neutral toilets to protect women.
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First NATO summit since Russia Ukraine war

Allies promise to back Ukraine at first NATO summit since Russia invaded Ukraine, but this is not enough to stop Putin.

Will Nicola Sturgeon secure another Scottish independence referendum?

Sturgeon says she wants to hold a second Scottish independence referendum on 19 October 2023 but it's not certain she will get what she wants.
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Lighting the way to safer streets in the UK

Safer streets can be achieved with better lighting solutions across the UK, where reductions in crime can be visibly seen in local areas with improved schemes.
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‘Benevolent sexism’ behind support for restrictive abortion legislation

When it comes to overturning Roe V. Wade, less than 15% of people support fully restrictive abortion legislation - with traditional gender role attitudes as a predictive factor.

How language and communication barriers affect UK government organisations

Joe Miller, Pocketalk General Manager of the Americas and Europe, explores how language and communication barriers affect UK government organisations & the solutions available.

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