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.

black swan theory, public administration

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.
EU migration statistics, general election

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.
election process

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.
apply for citizenship, International Observatory of Human Rights

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.
new european commission, von der leyen

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?
local government offices

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.
approach to knife crime, youth justice

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.
political children's manifesto, servelec

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.
industries hit by brexit

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.

Housing sector must act now following Phase One Grenfell report

Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s Phase One report, published on 30th October 2019, begins to recommend changes to many aspects for housing providers, following the Grenfell disaster.
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Gambia takes Myanmar to court over Rohingya genocide

The Gambia today (11 November) takes Myanmar to court, filing a case on the Rohingya Genocide that created waves of refugees.
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New Zealand passes historic Zero Carbon bill

New Zealand are leading the way on climate change policies with an historic Zero Carbon bill on Thursday (7 November), aiming to achieve a carbon neutral status by 2050.
LGBT equality manifesto, stonewall

Stonewall launches 2019 LGBT equality manifesto

Stonewall is urging voters to ask their candidates to commit to LGBT equality manifesto at the December general election.
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EU-Singapore trade agreement will begin before December

EU Member States today (8 November) endorsed the EU-Singapore trade agreement, suggesting that it could be implemented as soon as 21 November.
man imprisoned, Nguyen Ngoc Anh

Vietnam: Man imprisoned for making facebook post

Internet censorship in Vietnam is a consistent fear exemplified in the case of Nguyen Ngoc Anh, a man imprisoned for creating a facebook post.
government digital transformation, data storage

Data operations: Is cost the downfall of government digital transformation?

Here, the argument is made for why a new approach to storage can help accelerate the strategy behind government digital transformation.
immigration policy in eastern europe, Ius Laboris

What’s new with immigration policy in Eastern Europe?

In the third of a series of articles exposing changes to global mobility and immigration policy in Eastern Europe, member firms of Ius Laboris examine the developments.
criminal landlords

Government awards £4 million funding to tackle criminal landlords

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that councils will be able to access almost £4 million in new government funding, as part of a crackdown on criminal landlords.

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