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.

disadvantaged women

Does working from home disadvantage women?

Professor Patricia Lewis of Kent Business School discusses how the COVID-19 lockdown has disadvantaged women working from home whilst caring for their children.
key services, essential services, council services

How can councils keep key services running during lockdown and beyond?

Anique Bravenboer, alliance manager, Yotta, explores the ways in which councils have been adapting in order to continue to deliver essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown.
unlawful deaths

COVID-19 medical rationing could lead to unlawful deaths

Research suggests that current ICU protocols and ethical guidelines leave doctors exposed to legal liability if forced to make quick decisions in the event of a second COVID-19 spike.
fighting misinformation

Fighting misinformation matters more than ever during COVID-19

Salvatore Sinno, Chief Security Architect and Director of Cybersecurity Innovation at Unisys, discusses the importance of fighting misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
post-COVID-19 era

Re-evaluating development aid for the post-COVID-19 era

Here, Alexa Greenwald, Alumna, LSE IDEAS and Head of Strategy, The Centrum Media, re-evaluates the role of development aid for the post-COVID-19 era.
shipping containers

3 ways shipping containers have aided capacity issues during COVID-19

Johnathan Bulmer, MD at Cleveland Containers, explains how shipping containers are supporting capacity efforts during coronavirus.
Turkey and COVID-19, Erdoğan

Turkey and COVID-19: Success, turmoil, insecurity and opportunity

Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, expert on Turkish politics, discusses the ongoing realities of Turkey and COVID-19.
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Are some governments using Coronavirus to undermine LGBTQ rights?

Philip Baldwin, LGBTQ activist, talks about how some governments could be using the mandate of Coronavirus measures to undermine LGBTQ rights.
sexual abuse

The failures of the legal system in adopting a compassionate approach to sexual abuse...

Victoria Myers, Partner & Head of Abuse Law at Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, describes the failures of the legal system in adopting a compassionate approach to sexual abuse cases.
public inquiry into COVID-19, Government

Human rights barrister calls for Public Inquiry into COVID-19

Sailesh Mehta is a Barrister in Human Rights and Regulatory Law, Red Lion Chambers, who is calling for a Public Inquiry into COVID-19.
collective decisions

How will we make collective decisions in the post-COVID-19 era?

Evgeny Barkov, Business Development Manager at Polys, explores how we can we better prepare for pandemics and keep our processes efficient when it comes to democratic proceedings, collective decisions and annual meetings of NGOs.
paradoxes of putinism, covid-19

Putin and the pandemic: Testing the paradoxes of Putinism

Professor Richard Sakwa is a seasoned expert on President Putin: Here he unpacks Russian leadership during COVID-19, exploring the paradoxes of Putinism.
procurement fraud

Preventing procurement fraud in local government with the help of machine learning

Laurent Colombant, Continuous Monitoring Solution Manager at SAS, explores the threat that procurement fraud presents to local government, and discusses the anomalies that AI and machine learning should be aware of.
governmen

Smart technologies for government buildings are key to restoring normal business operations

Funding for government building projects may seem like a low priority now, but looking ahead, ensuring these buildings work smarter will be key to restoring normal business operations, argues Liz Farrimond from iDAC Solutions Ltd.
brexit and COVID, Angel Gurría

Adapting UK rulemaking to the new Brexit and COVID-19 reality

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría writes here about how to create trade policies during the UK's Brexit and COVID-19 reality.
war against COVID-19

No time for politics in the war against COVID-19?

Dr Benjamin Martill, Associate at LSE IDEAS & Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, asks if there is no time for politics in the war against COVID-19 and provides a compelling response.
PPE acquisition, police

PMQ’s summary: The NHS, PPE acquisition and knife crime

On 29 April, First Secretary Dominic Raab discussed government plans in relation to crucial issues such as PPE acquisition and knife crime.
digital democracy

Dangers of anonymity within a digital democracy

Stephen Ufford, Chairman of the Board at Trulioo, discusses the dangers of anonymity within a digital democracy following an increase in voting-related cybercrime.
nurseries

Can nurseries remain sustainable now and beyond COVID-19?

June O’Sullivan, CEO of London Early Years Foundation, discusses whether nurseries will be able to remain sustainable now and in the future due to the financial strains and safety concerns of COVID-19.
asian COVID strategy, lockdown

UK switches to Asian COVID strategy as death toll reaches 40,000

Countries like Hong Kong and South Korea have been tracing their potential infection sources since January: How will the UK implement an Asian COVID strategy?

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