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.

digital democracy

Dangers of anonymity within a digital democracy

Stephen Ufford, Chairman of the Board at Trulioo, discusses the dangers of anonymity within a digital democracy following an increase in voting-related cybercrime.
nurseries

Can nurseries remain sustainable now and beyond COVID-19?

June O’Sullivan, CEO of London Early Years Foundation, discusses whether nurseries will be able to remain sustainable now and in the future due to the financial strains and safety concerns of COVID-19.
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UK switches to Asian COVID strategy as death toll reaches 40,000

Countries like Hong Kong and South Korea have been tracing their potential infection sources since January: How will the UK implement an Asian COVID strategy?
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Should children of divorce see both parents during the coronavirus lockdown?

Lucinda Holliday, head of family & divorce at Blaser Mills Law, provides guidance to separated parents when deciding whether their child should continue face-to-face contact with both parents throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
global agricultural output

COVID-19 threatens to impact global agricultural output and food security

Dr Suchith Anand, Chief Scientist at Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to impact global agricultural output and food security and why Governments need open data to address it.
foster care

Lockdown abuse sees increase in children going into foster care

To find out about how the coronavirus lockdown is affecting the foster care system, MacNaught Digital spoke to the manager of the Bolton-based fostering agency Perpetual Fostering, Lisa Witter.
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How can local authorities ensure continuity during COVID-19?

Julie Smith, business consultant/project manager and Luke Taylor, programme manager at Entec Si, advise how local authorities can ensure continuity during COVID-19.
End extreme poverty

Department for International Development: Leading work to end extreme poverty

Here, we delve into the work of the UK’s Department for International Development to end extreme poverty, as well as combatting climate change and conflict.

The future of social value

In this article Guy Battle, CEO at Social Value Portal, evaluates the future of social value with a reference to Brexit.
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Top Barrister urges UK hotels to house domestic violence victims

Paula Rhone-Adrien, a renowned Family law Barrister with over 20 years of experience, urges UK hotels to house domestic violence victims during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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How to rebuild trust in government: The wellbeing approach

Dr Louise Reardon, Lecturer in Governance and Public Policy at the Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, explains how wellbeing is vital to rebuild trust in government.
Coronavirus Act

Coronavirus Act: Detaining and isolating children

The new powers to detain and isolate ‘potentially infectious’ people under the Coronavirus Act are alarming enough when applied to adults – but how do they apply to children? John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP explores here.
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Getting citizen participation right in the European Union and China

Nikolaos Kontinakis, Acting Projects Director, EUROCITIES, shares his thoughts on getting citizen participation just right in the European Union and China.
employment law

Working from home: An employment law perspective

Claire Brook, Employment Law Partner at Aaron & Partners, provides an insight into working from home from an employment law perspective.
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COVID-19: Does Government advice on homeworking go far enough?

Mark Walton, CEO of Sensee, discusses whether the Government's advice on homeworking goes far enough to support employers and employees in these unnerving times.
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COVID-19: Maximising efficiency during mass remote working

James Bell, Customer Experience and Production Director of Mitrefinch, discusses how employers can maximise efficiency during periods of mass remote working in the wake of coronavirus.
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Could coronavirus change the stigma around remote working?

Mariann Hardey, associate professor of marketing at Durham University Business School, discusses how ‘self-isolation’ from the coronavirus could be a catalyst to making a much-needed change in the way in which we see remote working.
uk immigration rules, global talent

UK immigration rules: Has the new policy changed UK migration statistics?

Sophie Barrett-Brown and Joshua Hopkins, Laura Devine Immigration, describe the effect of the new UK immigration rules on how people are actually migrating.
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International Women’s Day: UN review the global situation for women

Let’s discuss the UN Women report, “Women’s Rights in Review 25 years after Beijing,” which documents how gender equality is functioning on International Women's Day.
female leaders in business

2020: The rise of female leaders in business

In recognition of International Women's Day, Suhail Hadouth, Content Executive at WMG, analyses the rise of female leaders in business.

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