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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Offenders banned from drinking in crime prevention measure

Offenders being released from prison are now to be banned from drinking alcohol under new world-first plans, aiming to prevent crimes committed under the influence.
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Shortages in medicolegal death investigation

In the second part of a series of articles, shortages in medicolegal death investigation are placed under the spotlight by Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, Chief Medical Examiner at Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
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The £5 million investment improving women’s safety at night

The Safety of Women at Night Fund will award up to £5 million to organisations looking to protect women in public spaces at night through safety initiatives.
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Government’s technology procurement: TS3 focus

Simon Payne – Senior Vice President at Proxima argues that the UK Government’s technology procurement is moving in the right direction.
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Barrister says “institutional change” needed in UK police culture

Francesca Kirby, barrister at Red Lion Chambers, considers if there will be a shift in sentencing and UK police culture following reports of misconduct in the force.
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Learn from mass shooting incidents to shape gun control

Dean of the School of Justice at Staffordshire University, states that we need to continue to learn from mass shooting incidents to shape gun control
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How will the budget impact the life sciences industry?

Doris-Ann Williams MBE, BIVDA CEO, discusses the impacts of the latest government budget for the diagnostics and life sciences sector.
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European Commission addresses G20 and COP26 summit objectives

The European Commission President addresses the goals set for the G20 and COP26 summits, aiming to tackle the pandemic, climate change and the economy.
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Emerging threats: Recent developments in the UK law of protest

Sailesh Mehta and Tim Kiely, Barristers at Red Lion Chambers, look at the volatile landscape of UK law of protest - especially in the wake of Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion.
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“Confetti but not clarity”: The Autumn Budget and Spending Review

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, reflects on the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.
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How can local authorities achieve net-zero targets by 2030?

Niall Gibson, building performance expert at IES, discusses how technology such as the Virtual Environment and Digital Twins can help local authorities achieve net-zero targets by 2030.
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New Greening Government Committee targets for 2025

The Greening Government Committee has created new climate change targets for the period 2021-2025.
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Autumn Budget will reverse austerity by “only a third” in 2025

According to analysis by The Resolution Foundation, the Autumn Budget means austerity will be partially reversed by "a third" in 2025.
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Modern slavery and money laundering: Guidance for businesses

John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP, provides guidance to businesses on the complex laws of modern slavery and money laundering.
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Climate report finds “broad exemptions” in UK fossil fuel policy

The International Development Committee published criticism of existing UK climate strategy today (26 October) - pointing out "broad exemptions" in UK fossil fuel policy.
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Document leak finds “Plan B” could cost UK economy £18 billion

According to leaked documents, the UK Government is reluctant to use "Plan B" because COVID restrictions may cost the economy up to £18 billion.
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Can the White House successfully spearhead zero-trust?

Jason Soroko, CTO of PKI, Sectigo, discusses the role of PKI in securing digital identity and implementing zero-trust architectures within the Governmental and public sector arena.
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Economic inequality in the US: Building back better for whom?

Jeronim Capaldo and Richard Kozul-Wright, from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), examine economic inequality in the United States.
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Helping social housing residents find their voice

Civica's Justin Fisher looks at how housing associations are developing better relationships in the wake of the Grenfell fire.
Work Programme

European Commission 2022 Work Programme

The European Commission has set out its next steps towards building a greener, fairer and more digital post-COVID Europe with the 2022 Work Programme.

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