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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General Election: What will the Conservative impact on UK immigration be?

Sophie Barrett Brown, Senior Partner and Head of UK practice at Laura Devine, tells us what to expect from a Conservative impact on UK immigration.
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Economic development in the UK: Local authority funding is a crisis of our making

Nigel Wilcock is Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development and argues that local authority funding is a crisis of our making.
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44% of UK crime investigations are dropped

Tim Kiely, Barrister at Red Lion Chambers, responds to the news that 44% of UK crime investigations are dropped without being fully explored.
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UK child poverty rate could increase under current government

A recent report outlines how Conservative social security promises would raise the UK child poverty rate to a record-breaking high.
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Are cybercriminals manipulating the UK general election?

Here, David Warburton discusses the potential for manipulating the UK general election in the digital age.
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What are the UK’s Magnitsky provisions?

Here, John Binns talks us through the UK's version of the Magnitsky provisions and why they are unclear.
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Imprisoned without trial: The Indigenous population of Mexico

In this article, Kristin Dilani Nadarajah describes the human rights movement happening to stop the mistreatment of indigenous prisoners by the Mexican government.
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Why Trump’s draconian refugee policies are nothing new to the UK

Here, Damon Culbert from Axis Solicitors highlights parallels between President Trump's refugee policies and UK laws, whilst exploring the impact of Brexit.
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How can SMEs genuinely prepare for Brexit?

Amar Ali from Reiss Edwards discusses how SMEs are supposed to prepare for Brexit, the limbo that is an ongoing reality for business owners throughout the UK.
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Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organisational Failure with Severe Consequences

A DFG-project run by Professor Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz, Germany, called “Black Swans in Public Administration: Rare Organisational Failure with Severe Consequences” is explained here in detail.
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What do the latest EU migration statistics mean for immigration?

In the run-up to the general election, legal experts Sophie Barrett-Brown and Miglena Ilieva discuss Conservative immigration promises with the latest EU migration statistics.
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How are mobile apps transforming the election process?

In this article, content creator Peter Davidson discusses how mobile apps are making a difference in the election process.
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UK government charges children £640 to apply for citizenship

In this article, Valerie Peay, Director for the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR), describes the profit-making scheme used by the UK government on children who apply for citizenship.
Reframing the border

Reframing the border as a continuum

Ray Batt, Director, Border Security Programmes Europe, Unisys, offers commentary on reframing the border and the future of trading.
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Why is the new European Commission one month late?

The new European Commission should have been in place on 1 November, but will actually ascend on 1 December: What happened to set them back one month?
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Is the future paperless for local government offices?

Is the future paperless for local government offices? No – and we shouldn’t force them to be, says Robyn Boyd on behalf of PFU (EMEA) Limited – a Fujitsu company.
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Are we taking the right approach to knife crime?

Here, Timothy Kiely, Criminal Barrister, reveals the working reality of the UK approach to knife crime.
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How can tech enable a political ‘children’s manifesto’?

Here, Richard Betts at Servelec discusses the necessity for interoperable technology needed to make a political 'children's manifesto' happen.
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Which industries have been hit by Brexit the most?

Over two-thirds of industries continue to be hit by Brexit as job vacancies drop below 1 million for the first time in 4 years, according to Adzuna.
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Government gives immediate tax relief to those affected by flood damage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that households and business owners significantly affected by recent flooding will receive immediate tax relief.

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