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.

covid-related discrimination

COVID-related discrimination against racial minorities has doubled

According to a new study from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, COVID-related discrimination against racial minorities has increased from March to April 2020.
local level transformation

Local level transformation in a crisis: A turning point for people & planet

Xavier Longan, Lead for Partnerships and Operations in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, discusses how local level transformation could be a turning point for people and the plant during a global crisis.
conversion therapy

Banning so-called “conversion therapy” in the UK

Philip Baldwin, LGBTQ activist, discusses the significant developments around "conversion therapy" among the LGBTQ community in the UK.
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Young activists do not trust their Government on racial discrimination

Research from One Young World’s global network shows that 74% of their Peace Ambassadors do not believe racial discrimination will be changed by their politicians.
government contracts

An SME guide to securing government contracts

Samuel Johnston, CMO at BookingLive, shares tips on how SME's can bid on and secure government contracts in a time when innovation is crucial in the public sector.
domestic abuse, family courts

How the ‘major overhaul’ of the family courts aims to protect domestic abuse victims

Lucinda Holliday, head of family and divorce at Blaser Mills Law, discusses what the new overhaul of how the family courts deal with horrific crimes includes and how it will help protect those impacted by domestic abuse.
foster carers

Uncovering the barriers to fostering, during the pandemic and beyond

To encourage and inspire new potential foster carers to step forward, Bristol City Council decided it needed to understand just what nudges people over the line, and what holds them back.
social value

Social value in a post-COVID-19 world

Social Value Portal discusses how rethinking social value priorities to reflect the current and future challenges of COVID-19 is crucial for sustainable social value.
COVID-19 testing, UK

What the UK can learn about vital COVID-19 testing

James Raftery, freelance political analyst and researcher, explores the ongoing realities of COVID-19 testing in the UK.
quality control, COVID-19

COVID-19: Maintaining quality control in testing times

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, UKAS highlights the importance of maintaining quality control in testing times.
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COVID-19 and crisis management: Reflecting upon challenges faced in the public sector

Dr Phillip Whiteman, Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, reflects on how the public sector has responded to the initial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Humanitarian affairs: The case for anticipatory action

UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, stresses the importance of anticipatory action when it comes to humanitarian affairs.
COVID-19 mistakes, domestic abuse

Will the UK learn from COVID-19 mistakes affecting vulnerable communities?

Family law Barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien speaks about the suffering of vulnerable people in the wake of COVID-19 mistakes by the UK.
precarious housing, erasmus+

PusH: Precarious Housing in Europe, pushing for innovation in higher education

Here, Gideon Bolt (Utrecht University) and Sybille Münch (Leuphana University) introduce the Erasmus+ project PusH and the issue of precarious housing, particularly in higher education.
private sector and government, COVID

Post-pandemic: Can the private sector and government work together?

Mary Martin, director at UN Business and Human Security Initiative, LSE IDEAS, explains the necessity of open collaboration between the private sector and government.
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The Trump effect: Racism has become fashionable again

Here, Ana González, Partner at Wilson, discusses her work with Central Americans applying for asylum whilst navigating the increasingly hostile attitude toward them, known as The Trump effect.
the coronavirus act, police

Barrister: “All prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act have been unlawful”

Laura Jane Miller, Red Lion Chambers, explains the mistakes made when prosecuting under the Coronavirus Act.
local economies

Reviving the UK’s local economies in light of COVID-19

Gordon Mole, Head of Business and Employability at Fife Council and a Director of the Institute of Economic Development, shares his thoughts on reviving the UK’s local economies in light of COVID-19.
china-uk trade, economy

The expected evolution of the China-UK trade relationship

Dr Yu Jie, associate at LSE IDEAS and senior research fellow at Chatham House, dissects the possible evolution of the China-UK trade relationship.
COVID-19 pandemic, shinzo abe

Japan and EU work on strategic partnership for COVID-19 pandemic

President von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, discussed the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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