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.

Hertfordshire faces cuts to children’s services

Austerity measures will see government funding for children’s services in Hertfordshire reduced… Hertfordshire County Council is facing significant cuts to it budget for services that support...

Unitary authority proposal for Northamptonshire

Proposals have been put forward for Northamptonshire to become unitary authority, which would give the county more power… Local government officials in Northamptonshire are seeking...
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Women and younger voters less informed about EU referendum

A new poll has revealed women and young voters feel less informed on the issues surrounding the EU referendum than male and older voters… A...

Council tax reforms in Scotland have been criticised

Local authority leaders in Scotland have described government council tax reforms as “an offence against local democracy”… Reforms to council tax in Scotland have been...

Government warns UK weaker outside EU

A government analysis will suggest the UK would be “weaker, less safe and worse off” outside the European Union… A new analysis from central government...

Why the UK and EU work better together

AG's Sean Heath outlines why community is more important than sovereignty and why the UK should remain in the European Union...  Being in my late...

New Homes Bonus could cost local councils £1m

New research has revealed the New Homes Bonus could cost local authorities struggling with local plans a significant amount… Research carried out by Planning Magazine...

Herts County Council to increase council tax

Hertfordshire County Council has delivered services despite major cuts, but will now need to increase council tax to meet budget shortfalls… Despite its revenue budget falling...

One third of homes bought by London council tenants owned by private landlords

A new study has revealed a significant proportion of council homes bought under Right to Buy in London are now let out privately… Right to...
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Access control and what the future looks like

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA discusses access control and what the future looks like…
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Municipality issues passports in the middle of a shopping centre

The municipality of Frederiksberg (Denmark) serviced citizens in the preferred time and place of families with children. It was made possible by a high-tech...

Making Europe safe for all

AG highlights comments from the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos from a speech in 2015 regarding the European Agenda on Security, In today’s...

The circular economy opportunity

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sheds light on the circular economy and why it is an opportunity not to be missed Today’s linear economy – in...

The EU Urban Agenda for our cities of tomorrow

European Parliament MEP, Lambert van Nistelrooij outlines why cities are the engine for economic growth and are integral for the EU Urban Agenda Cities have...

Tusk and Cameron enter crucial EU talks

Reform of the UK’s relationship with the EU is set to enter a crucial phase as the Prime Minister begins discussions with European Council...

Devolution plans in jeopardy due to austerity

A new report has warned austerity measures are having a serious impact on northern devolution plans… Austerity measures are preventing economic growth outside the capital,...

Migrant crisis: inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp

Two friends tell Editor Amy Caddick about their journey to a migrant camp near Dunkirk, France, and explain the terrible conditions facing refugees bedding down there...

Wates cooks up 1,000th Wrexham kitchen revamp

Affordable housing provider, Wates Living Space, is celebrating the completion of its 1,000th kitchen refurbishment for Wrexham County Borough Council’s Housing Service, marking a...

Local homes to receive energy funding help

Private properties in Wrexham County Borough, North Wales are to receive support to help tackle fuel poverty in low income households... Wrexham County Borough Council’s...

Council to charge elderly residents for help if fall in home

Tendring District Council (TDC) in Essex are considering a new scheme which would charge vulnerable people for help if they have a fall in...

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