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.

Infrastructure improvements to boost the UK economy

Infrastructure improvements to boost the UK economy

Infrastructure improvements will give the productivity boost the UK needs to compete on an international level says CBI
Snap UK General Election announced for 8 June

Snap UK general election announced for June

The Prime Minister has announced there will be a snap general election on the 8th of June Following an announcement this morning, the PM declared...
Welcome to Aarhus: The European Capital of Culture 2017

Aarhus: Welcome to the European Capital of Culture 2017

Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard explains why becoming the European Capital of Culture 2017 will bring long-term economic and social benefits to the city of Aarhus
Community-led services gain government cash boost

Community-led services gain government cash boost

The Department for Communities and Local Government has revealed a multi-million pound cash boost for community-led services
How the Slovak Republic strengthened innovation in the EU

How the Slovak Republic strengthened innovation in the EU

Peter Plavčan, Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport shares how the Slovak Republic strengthened innovation during its EU Council Presidency
Article 50: pulling the trigger on a British exit from the EU

Article 50: pulling the trigger on a British exit from the EU

Theresa May has signed the documentation to begin the process of withdrawing from the EU. Open Access Government discusses what this could mean for the UK
European Capitals of Culture initiative benefits cities

European Capitals of Culture initiative benefits cities

In a speech, EU Commissioner for Culture, Tibor Navracsics shares how European Capitals of Culture are a driver for social and economic change
The transformation of local authority leisure facilities

The transformation of local authority leisure facilities

Over the past decade local authority leisure facilities have revolutionised how they operate. Here, Cheryl Hersey, of Action PR Ltd explains
Citizen and the state: The government at your service

Citizen and the state: The government at your service

The relationship between the citizen and the state is sacrosanct. Cabinet Minister Ben Gummer explains how the government will work for the people
Brexit Bill: MPs set to reject changes put forward by Ministers

Brexit Bill: MPs set to reject changes put forward by Ministers

Ministers have warned they expect MPs to reject two changes made to the Brexit Bill when it is debated for the second time later today
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Temporary accommodation is costing councils £2 million a day

The housing shortage is forcing councils to spend more than £2 million a day on temporary accommodation for homeless families, LGA analysis has revealed Government...
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Storytelling will keep the EU stars shining, says MEP

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP and EPP Coordinator for the Committee on Regional Development (REGI), shares a new approach for raising awareness of EU added...
East Hampshire council tax cash

East Hampshire cuts council tax for second year running

East Hampshire District Council has once again set itself apart from other local authorities up and down the country by cutting council tax bills Yes,...
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Oxford guarantees landlords rent for homeless risk tenants

Oxford City Council has launched a new scheme designed to guarantee rents to private landlords letting to tenants at risk of homelessness A rent guarantee...
Prison officer pay boost labelled ‘divisive’ and ‘poorly thought out’

Prison officer pay boost labelled ‘divisive’ and ‘poorly thought out’

A prison officer pay boost announced by the Justice Secretary has been slammed as “divisive” and inadequate by the Prison Officers’ Association Prison officers at...
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Cities are at the heart of European democracy

Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and current EUROCITIES president, outlines why cities are central to European democracy and how they can solve modern problems The...
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Council boycotts of Israeli goods will become illegal

The UK government plans to make local council boycotts of countries and companies – particularly Israel – illegal, in new measures announced this week Communities...
The case for Cohesion Policy: A better Europe will emerge

The case for Cohesion Policy: A better Europe will emerge

The case for Cohesion Policy beyond 2020 in creating a better Europe, according to the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Markku...
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Read Georges Dassis’ foreword to AG February 2017

Open In his foreword to AG February 2017, EESC President Georges Dassis reflects on the events of 2016 and hopes Europe will defend its...
New government transformation strategy unveiled

New government digital transformation strategy unveiled

The Cabinet has published the Government Transformation Strategy, which sets out how online public services will be improved The Strategy, which was published yesterday, is...

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