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.

EU Referendum: How AG readers voted

AG reveals the outcome of our EU referendum poll and how our readers voted... On 23 June voting for the EU referendum will be underway...

Derbyshire children’s centres to close

Derbyshire County Council has revealed a number of children’s centres will close or be relocated due to budget difficulties… A total of 29 children’s centres...

EU Referendum: Farage on the Thames and the economy

With a week to go until the vote, the pressure is really on both sides to make a final push to get supporters on...

EU Referendum: the economy and immigration

As the referendum vote draws nearer, AG’s Sean Heath discusses why remaining is good for the economy and why leaving won't fix concerns about immigration... The...

Vote Leave say EU grants will be protected following Brexit

Ministers involved in the leave campaign have said recipients of EU grants would still receive the same funding in the event of a Brexit… What...

EU Referendum: votes, property, and fish and chips

With the vote now only two weeks away, the EU Referendum campaigns are hotting up. In the week where the deadline to register to...

MP changes side in EU referendum campaign

An MP has quit the Leave campaign suggesting their claims about NHS funding “simply isn’t true”… Tory MP Sarah Wollaston, chair of the health select...

Official website to register to vote crashes before deadline

A deluge of people trying to register to vote before last night’s deadline caused the official website to crash… The government have said that the...

Westminster to switch off CCTV to save cash

Council owned CCTV cameras in one of the busiest boroughs of London are being turned off in a bid to save money by Westminster...

Seven police chiefs warn leaving EU could risk UK security

Police chiefs have warned that leaving the EU could put the UK at greater risk of terrorist attacks… In an open letter, former chief constables...

Councillors calling for review of extra payments for overseeing elections

Councillors in Edinburgh want a review of “outdated” arrangements under which council chiefs receive extra pay to oversee elections… Edinburgh Council chief executive, Andrew Kerr...

Deadline looming for registration to vote in referendum

Tomorrow is the last day you are able to register to vote for the EU referendum… If you are not already registered, there is only...

Scottish historic environment policy document undergoes update

A document which provides a framework for the protection and management of the historic environment has been replaced… The ‘Historic Environment Scotland (HES) Policy Statement’...
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Councils call for more funding to care for child refugees

Councils are calling for more funding to help with the cost of caring for children who have been displaced from their homes… The UK is...
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EU Referendum: immigration, security and beer mats

For the past few weeks the focus has been on getting the student population to vote. Now, attention has turn another part of society:...

New study reveals information on Europe’s towns and regions

A new study has unveiled details of the structures and competences of towns and regions in over 40 countries across Europe… The Council of European...

Construction leaders address EU elephant in referendum debate

The promise of new opportunities, the housing crisis, international trade and the skills shortage all came into question as panellists at the latest UK...
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EU Referendum: could it damage the health service?

This time next month the EU referendum vote will be over and the UK will be dealing with the fallout. Whether you are for...
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Committee MPs set to receive pay rise

MPs on the Panel of Chairs are set to receive a pay rise, which will total some £130,000… MP wage increases have always been an...
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Reforms to fire and rescue revealed

The Home Secretary has announced a number of reforms aimed at making fire and rescue more efficient, effective and professional… Speaking at an event hosted...

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