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.

Supporting the urban Aboriginal population in Canada

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada explain how the organisation is working to better the lives of the urban Aboriginal population in Canada

Why local government should embrace technology

Andrew Cowling at Fujitsu Scanners outlines how local government could benefit from document management for efficiency gains and a reduction in costs

The European Union: Challenges or lost opportunities

Kieran McCarthy, a member of the European Committee of the Regions, looks at the European Union and the positive activities that we should focus on

Austerity revolutionising customer service delivery in councils

John McMahon, Product Director at IEG4, an enabler of digital services in the public sector, discusses how austerity in local government is, by necessity, driving a revolution in customer service delivery

Can diversity in cities create social cohesion?

Dr Gideon Bolt, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Geosciences – Utrecht University highlights research into the importance of diversity in cities

Lord Neuberger wants clarity for UK judges after Brexit

The government has been told by Britain’s most senior judge that it must provide clarity about how UK law will be developed after Brexit

UK Brexit negotiations have ‘not begun well’

Ex Foreign Office chief mandarin Sir Simon Fraser believes that Britain has not put forward a clear position in Brexit negotiations.

Government hopes new £15m fund will boost Northern cities

Northern cities will be able to bid for shares of a new development investment from the Great Exhibition of the North

Blockchain provides many opportunities for government

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) explains what Blockchain is and how it is revolutionising the public sector

Brexit: UK to begin first trade negotiations with the US

The first talks are set to go ahead between the UK and the US to outline plans for trade between the two nations after Brexit

Latest Brexit talks “robust” but “positive”, says David Davis

As the latest round of negotiations come to an end, Brexit Secretary David Davis said talks had been “robust” and there was a lot...

Councils to get extra funding to ease pressures from migration

Local councils are to get grants totalling £15 million as part of the Controlling Migration Fund (CMF) to help ease pressures on local services

Brexit negotiations into round two in Brussels

The UK is to continue Brexit talks in Brussels today with four main categories expected to be up for discussion

Kensington and Chelsea Council must take action to restore faith

The new leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council has warned the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire would “take a generation” to trust the authority again

Settled status for EU citizens is a ‘damp squib’

Theresa May’s offer of settled status for EU citizens does not come close to what should be on the table for EU residents, say EU politicians

Devolution has seen mixed and inconclusive results

Local economies have seen a mixed outcome following the devolution of powers to English regions

Cohesion policy offers support for low income member states

Policy must be tailored to help low-income regions catch up. Corina Crețu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, explains how cohesion policy ensures growth

Manufacturers warn cuts may occur due to Brexit uncertainty

A lack of clarity over the direction of Brexit negotiations could see UK manufacturers forced to make difficult cuts

Leisure beyond the leisure centre

Cheryl Hersey of Action PR highlights how the role of leisure centres are changing to become key community hubs which deliver a range of services

Conservatives and DUP finally agree a deal

Following the snap General Election two weeks ago, the Prime Minister has revealed a deal has been struck between the Conservatives and DUP

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