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UK temporary tariff regime, no deal brexit published

UK temporary tariff regime for no deal Brexit published

Government has published details of the UK’s temporary tariff regime for no deal, designed to minimise costs to business and consumers while protecting vulnerable industries.
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How have UK police adapted to funding cuts?

David Hughes, Crown Workforce Management, discusses what can be learnt from how the UK police force has adapted in the face of funding cuts.
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Stronger Towns Fund: Where are the most deprived UK areas?

In light of Theresa May’s announcement of a £1.6 billion ‘Stronger Towns Fund’ for the most deprived UK areas, here we analyse where the money is needed most.
Women innovator funding, International Women's Day 2019

UK gives 9 women innovators funding for their inventions

Pioneering women innovators have been awarded funding and business support to develop and grow their business by the UK government, echoing the innovation theme of International Women's Day 2019.

Putting the “local” into Industrial Strategies

Paddy Bradley, Director of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP explains how Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across England are working on Industrial Strategies relevant to their areas and co-produced with government.
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UN Women says it will take ‘202 years for economic gender parity’

Today, we celebrate and commemorate International Women's Day: read on to find out what the UN knows about international economic gender parity and what activists are doing.
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The common law system: Why London is the jurisdiction of choice

Trevor Tayleur, Head of Design and Assessment at The University of Law provides his expert view on the common law system used in England and Wales and explains why London is the jurisdiction of choice.
violence against women

Government announce measures to tackle violence against women

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Home Office has published its refreshed violence against women and girls (VAWG) strategy in order to provide further support to victims and survivors of violent crime.
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Is social media harming our criminal justice system?

The UK government published the response to its Call for Evidence on the impact of social media on the administration of justice: what does it reveal about social media harming due legal process
UK laws to protect workers, non-disclosure agreement

UK laws to protect workers who want to report crime

The rules around non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses are set to be tightened under new laws to protect workers from being silenced.
global period poverty, vulnerable women and girls

UK launches campaign against global period poverty

Minister for Women and Equalities and Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt will announce a new UK government campaign to break the silence and end global period poverty by 2030.
Funding for rough sleepers, housing minister Heather Wheeler

UK announces £26 million funding for rough sleepers

With this new funding, rough sleepers will receive tailored support they need to recover from life on the streets and find accommodation.
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UK will give compensation to victims who lived with their abuser

UK victims who lived with their abuser can claim compensation, as ministers scrap ‘same roof’ rule which previously limited which siblings in a family could recieve money for their trauma.
ten year egg freezing, woman's fertility

House of Lords discuss ten-year egg freezing limit

We all know that a woman’s fertility decreases as she gets older, and the quality and number of her eggs decline: why is there a ten-year limit on egg freezing?
WTO agreement, market for UK contractors

WTO agreement secures £1.3 trillion market for UK contractors

The WTO agreement has confirmed that British businesses will be able to continue bidding for public sector contracts around the world after the UK leaves the EU.
GDS and Local Government

What could GDS and Central Government do better?

Andy Sandford, Director of We are Lean and Agile, answers the question as to what can be learnt from local authorities about processes.
UK humam rights council, Lord Ahmad

UK to stand for re-election to Human Rights Council

The UK government asserts that the Human Rights Council is the best tool the international community has to promote human rights in an imperfect world, and so the UK will stand for re-election.
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UK and Switzerland sign citizens’ rights agreement

The UK has now signed a citizens' rights agreement with Switzerland, in an increment of the necessary preparation for disengaging EU human rights mechanisms.
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£9.8 million to stop knife crime and gang culture

Community-backed projects in 21 areas in the UK will receive funding to help families who are vulnerable to the effects of knife crime and gang culture.
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Period poverty: Creating a comfortable and dignified washroom environment

Sian Walkling, Marketing Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene, discusses the need to tackle period poverty by creating a comfortable and dignified washroom for women.

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