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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Why are hundreds dying in the ‘war on drugs’?

The Bangladeshi authorities are responsible for hundreds dying due to a violent anti-drugs campaign, Amnesty International said in a recent report.
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What’s new for immigration policy in South America?

In the second of a series of articles exposing changes to global mobility and immigration policy in South America, member firms of Ius Laboris examine the developments.
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Twitter will definitely ban political advertisements

Twitter announced that it will ban political advertisements beginning 15 November and Facebook remains defiant on the issue despite Cambridge Analytica.
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Grenfell Phase One: No evacuation plan existed

Here, we discuss the Grenfell Phase One report published today (30 October), which found that there was no evacuation plan for the high-rise.
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UK Sanctions: Where are we now?

Here, John Binns from BCL Solicitors LLP briefly explains UK sanctions - where they came from and what the B-word impact will be.
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£10.7 billion’s worth of London properties are unoccupied

Research by HomeProtect has revealed that £10.7 billion’s worth of London properties are sitting unoccupied.
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Pornhub refuse to help police in revenge porn investigation

Recently, Pornhub failed to cooperate with revenge porn investigations by CPS, who are questioning why these images are hosted on their platforms at all.
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Iran: Sanctions impair access to medicine

The Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran have limited the ability of the country to finance imports, including access to medicine, causing serious hardships for ordinary Iranians.
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What’s new for immigration policy in Western Europe?

In a series of articles exposing changes to global mobility and immigration policy in Western Europe, member firms of Ius Laboris examine the developments.
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Syrian refugees: Hundreds forced to return to war zone

A report released today (25 October) investigates how Turkish authorities forced Syrian refugees to return to a war zone, in the lead-up to the current offensive in the northeast.
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Crackdown on Protestant Faith in Algeria

The recent closure of three Protestant churches and a police assault at one church exemplify repression of this minority faith in Algeria, Human Rights Watch said.
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Judith Vorbach: European Union, economic crisis and the climate

Judith Vorbach gives the foreword for OAG25 on the impact of the economic crisis and the climate from the perspective of the European Union (EU).
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The financial priorities for France

Here, we take a look at the financial priorities for France, including comment on a modernised European competition policy and the development of sustainable finance.
Blue Badge

Blue Badge: Putting the plumbing at the centre for a citizen-first approach

Here, Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director at IEG4, discusses the new digital Blue Badge service and the challenges that it poses to councils, especially following the addition of hidden disabilities into the scheme.
Government Chief Digital Information Officer

Can the new Government Chief Digital Information Officer accelerate change?

The UK’s Cabinet office recently announced it is on the hunt for a Government Chief Digital Information Officer (GCDIO). Paul Jackson, head of public sector at Tanium discusses how this individual can overhaul the governments outdated legacy systems and boost its cybersecurity.
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The government’s relationship with commercial suppliers: A focus on prompt payments

Simon Hart MP, Minister for Implementation at the Cabinet Office in the UK, underlines an aspect of his brief that concerns managing the government’s relationship with our commercial suppliers, with a focus on the importance of prompt payments.
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Keeping our democracy true: Foreign information interference and forward-looking countermeasures

Vassilis Ntousas from the Foundation for European Progressive Studies explores an aspect of politics that concerns keeping our democracy true when it comes to foreign information interference and forward-looking countermeasures.
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The work of the Court of Justice of the European Union

The important work of the Court of Justice of the European Union is introduced here, including details of language arrangements in place and how their work impacts the lives of EU citizens.
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The potential of artificial intelligence in the public sector

Here, we find out some ways in which the GDS is leading digital transformation in government, including the priorities of the organisation’s Interim Director-General and the enormous potential of artificial intelligence in the public sector.
obstacles to digital transformation, VIRTUS data

Overcoming obstacles to digital transformation

Darren Watkins, Managing Director of VIRTUS Data Centres explains his thoughts on overcoming the obstacles to digital transformation.

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