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.

Post-Brexit future of UK science

Post-Brexit future of UK science and research needs bold action

The government should take bold steps to secure the post-Brexit future of UK science and research, according to a new Lords report The Lords Science...

Staff cuts could be on the cards at Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council staff numbers could be scaled back as part of plans to create leaner services
Brexit bargaining chip UK passport

UK citizens’ rights should not be a Brexit bargaining chip

The government must not use the fundamental rights of UK citizens or EU nationals as a Brexit bargaining chip, say the Joint Committee on...
Uk unemployment rate stays low

UK unemployment rate still lowest in over a decade

Figures released today show the UK unemployment rate still at its lowest since 2005, but a rise in the number of Universal Credit claimants The...
UK-Irish agreement Belfast City Hall

Lords Committee calls for new UK-Irish agreement before Brexit

The Lords European Union Committee is calling for a new bilateral UK-Irish agreement ahead of Brexit, recognising the special relationship between the two The European...
community groups funding boost many hands

Community groups funding to get £2.5m boost

Small grassroots community groups including neighbourhood organisations, parishes and local voluntary groups are set to receive a funding boost The government has announced that small...
infrastructure investment funds unlock housing

Government promises record infrastructure investment funds

Record high infrastructure investment funds are set out in a new £500 billion government pipeline, aimed at addressing the productivity gap The government has released...
New benefit cap reduces cash

Oxford households could lose out with new benefit cap

Oxford households could be hit hard this month as the government reduces the amount of cash a family can receive under a new benefit...
rough sleeping in Oxford

Rough sleeping in Oxford continues to be a serious challenge

Rough sleeping in Oxford remains a major challenge in the city according to a  street count conducted by the City Council The street count was...
child asylum seekers

Child asylum seekers to cost Walsall Council £1.4m

A West Midlands council could have to to pay £1.4 million in the next three years to support 15 child asylum seekers Walsall Council aims...
ambitious job creation

Glasgow announces ambitious job creation target

Glasgow City Council have announced the UK’s most ambitious job creation target, with the aim of creating 50,000 new jobs over the next seven...
community leisure partner

Community leisure partner appointed by district council

A district council has appointed a community leisure partner to run three leisure sites in the area, as well as implementing a new outreach...
Philip Hammond Autumn Statement housing policy

Improved housing policy welcome, but where is social care?

Civica CEO Wayne Story gives the software and digital solutions provider’s reaction to measures announced in yesterday’s Autumn Statement, including on housing policy Today, in...
Social care crisis elderly person alone

Failure to address health and social care crisis in Autumn Statement

Anger and dismay were the reactions across the board at a lack of support for health and social care in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Chancellor...
Chancellor Philip Hammond autumn statement

Autumn Statement: Hammond looks to close productivity gap

Focusing on closing the UK’s productivity gap, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond today delivered his first – and last – Autumn Statement The focus...
Wrexham car park makes way to 12 new affordable homes

Car park makes way to 12 new affordable homes

A new £1.5m housing development has been built on the site of a former carpark, providing 12 new affordable homes for Wrexham residents
Greater Birmingham, city centre from library

Greater Birmingham launches plan to boost economy and create jobs

A refreshed strategy to create 250,000 jobs by 2030 and boost the local economy has been launched this week in Greater Birmingham Greater Birmingham launched...
Local authorities target homes to recover unpaid council tax

Local authorities target debtors’ homes to recover unpaid council tax

Local authorities are increasingly having to target debtors’ homes as a way of recovering unpaid council tax, according to accountancy firm Moore Stephens Accountancy firm...
May pledges £2bn research and development investment

May pledges £2bn research and development investment

In her first speech to the CBI, Prime Minister Theresa May this morning pledged £2 billion for research and development investment to put the...
Governments are not ready for artifical intelligence say investors

Governments not ready for artificial intelligence, say tech investors

A poll of global technology investors carried out at Web Summit yesterday suggests governments are not ready for artificial intelligence and its effect on...

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