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.

suspend parliament

PM Johnson wants to suspend parliament until Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask the Queen to suspend parliament in mid-September, preventing MPs from creating a Brexit deal or passing any new legislation.
property ladder

New shared ownership reforms to help more people get on the property ladder

A package of new shared ownership measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the property ladder has been unveiled by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick today.
G7 summit crackdown, french human rights league

G7 Summit: Crackdown on peaceful protests

Summit talks about the climate crisis and gender equality undermined by intense restrictions on protest movements in G7 Summit crackdown.
digital capability

How GDS is transforming services and building digital capability across the public sector

Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the Government Digital Service (GDS) explains how the organisation is transforming services and building digital capability across the public sector in the UK.
UK social progress, world rankings

UK: Social progress continues to decline in world rankings

The UK's social progress has recently fallen to 13th place, a study of the leading countries in various societal issues has found.
new leaders of sudan, al-bashir

New leaders of Sudan sworn in: What happens now?

Human Rights Watch offer legal insight on the continuing situation, including what should be done to stop the violence since the new leaders of Sudan have been sworn in.
linguistic precedent, CJEU judgement

‘Linguistic Precedent’ in European Union Law

In the third in a series of five articles exploring European Union (EU) law, Dr Karen McAuliffe discusses the concept of linguistic precedent in judgments of the Court of Justice.
EU migration, UK home office

EU migration to the UK has decreased by two thirds

Here, Laura Devine Immigration cut through the political veneer to comment on the truth of new EU migration statistics published by the UK Home Office.
indefinite immigration detention, migrant children

US announces indefinite immigration detention for children

A Trump administration final regulation announced could result in severe harm to migrant children who may be held in indefinite immigration detention in the United States.
rohingya refugees, rakhine state

Bangladesh will return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Myanmar and Bangladesh will undergo plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees, despite no evidence that Rohingya genocide has stopped in Rakhine State.
protect hospices

Prime Minister announces £25 million cash boost to protect hospices

PM Boris Johnson has announced a £25 million cash injection to protect hospices and palliative care services which support around 200,000 people at the end of their lives.
180 diplomats, irish backstop

The UK is retracting nearly 180 diplomats from the EU

The UK has announced it will be retracting the majority of 180 diplomats from attending EU meetings, by 1 September.
operation yellowhammer

Operation Yellowhammer: What is the leaked No-Deal Brexit plan?

Here, we discuss what was contained in the recent Operation Yellowhammer dossier leaked from the Johnson Cabinet.
investment for UK housing

Chancellor announces £600 million investment for UK housing

Up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas will be delivered through over £600 million of new investment for housing in England, the Chancellor announced.
netanyahu bans, Ilhan Omar

Netanyahu bans members of US Congress from Israel

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have supported a boycott campaign in protest of Israeli policies, which led to Prime Minister Netanyahu banning both congresswomen from entering the country.
restrictions on jammu, special status of jammu

Supreme Court refuses to lift restrictions on Jammu and Kashmir

The Supreme Court of India refused to pass an order lifting severe restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, and also further extended the communications blackout in the region.
the northern powerhouse

What now for the Northern Powerhouse?

In this article Jerald Solis, Business Development and Acquisitions Director, Experience Invest, reviews the successes and shortcomings of the Northern Powerhouse and provides his outlook for the future.
crime in prison

£100 million crackdown on crime in prison

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime in prison, the government announced today.
skilled employment, minister of state, anne milton

Apprenticeships: A high-quality route to skilled employment

The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills at the Department for Education details why apprenticeships are a high-quality route to skilled employment.
legal services, crown commercial services

Wider Public Sector Legal Services (RM3788)

Mark Jones, Commercial Agreements Manager in Legal Services at the Crown Commercial Service discusses the Wider Public Sector Legal Services (RM3788).

Follow Open Access Government