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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Childcare shortage struggle: Ofsted registration fees to see price hike

The UK’s Department of Education announced on 18th July 2019 a new proposal to raise the Ofsted registration fees.
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What is happening to prisoners in South Sudan?

Six prisoners in South Sudan should be unconditionally released after being unlawfully detained without trial since November 2018, say Human Rights Watch.
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#NotYourPorn: UK companies profit from ‘Revenge Porn’

In this article, #NotYourPorn Founder Kate Isaacs discusses the holes in the UK’s current Revenge Porn laws, and how the announced legal reform doesn’t address the porn industry.
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PM Boris Johnson creates new Office for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister for the Cabinet Office Oliver Dowden and MoD and Cabinet Office Minister Johnny Mercer will oversee a new Office for Veterans’ Affairs to provide lifelong support to military personnel.
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US should give Syrian people the right to stay says United Nations

President Trump should renew the grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to almost 7,000 Syrians living in the United States, who have the legal right to stay under US law.
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Labour announces £3.5 billion investment in Mersey Tidal Power Project

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, will today (26 July) visit Liverpool to announce major plans for a £3.5 billion investment in the Mersey Tidal Power Project.
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PM Johnson must stop arms export to Saudi Arabia says Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said that PM Boris Johnson must address the rising use of food banks, the ongoing weapons export to Saudi Arabia and the genuine application of human rights in foreign policy.
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PM Boris Johnson launches police recruitment drive

Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches a police recruitment drive by employing 20,000 new officers, confirming the commitment to make streets safer as he entered Downing Street.
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The Cabinet reshuffle: Who is in PM Boris Johnson’s team?

Here, we look at who made it into PM Johnson’s chosen few after the Cabinet reshuffle.
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Scrapping the tapered pension allowance should be Sajid Javid’s priority

The appointment of Sajid Javid as Chancellor provides new hope for fixing the pension allowance crisis argues Gary Smith, Chartered Financial Planner at Tilney.
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Priti Patel must reform inhumane immigration system says Amnesty UK

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen advises Home Secretary Priti Patel to reform the inhumane immigration system, which is considered by legal experts to be 'broken'.
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Data-enabled informative decision making in the public sector

Here, Shaun Collings details why leveraging relevant data, enhancing citizen trust and transforming data structures are key to data-enabled informative decision making.
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Period Poverty Taskforce meets for the first time

The Period Poverty Taskforce, which will focus its efforts on tackling the issue of period poverty and wider stigma around menstruation in the UK, met for the for time today.
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Abortion is now legal in Northern Ireland

On 22 July, LGBT marriage and abortion is now legal through legislation passed in UK parliament, soon to become law for Northern Ireland.
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Government proposes to tighten firearms licensing to protect the public

The Home Office has launched a consultation on statutory guidance for police on firearms licensing to ensure officers are consistently checking applicants’ medical records in order to better protect the public.
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UK immigration reform: Home Office is the weakest link

Immigration solicitor Anne Morris questions how the Home Office will deliver complete UK immigration reform when it is already struggling under the current status quo.
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Sudan: Life without the internet

Since June 3rd, Sudan has been experiencing an almost-complete internet blackout with devastating effects on the lives of citizens, such as their ability to communicate and organise protests.
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Suffering in silence: The fear of undocumented female victims in America

In this article, immigration attorney Kushal Patel exposes how undocumented female victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse feel unable to go to the police, due to the policy adopted by President Trump.
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Is Venezuela approaching a complete societal shutdown?

Here, Laura Sharp and Georgina Wright assess the ongoing social, economic and political situation in Venezuela to explore the likelihood of the country experiencing a complete societal shutdown.
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Diplomacy and tact in cross-border contract exits

Here, David Vaughan and Sneha Nainwal illuminate what really happens in the geopolitical shifts between countries: they discuss changes of government, the complexities of foreign law, and exiting binding cross-border contracts.

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