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.

Towards the EU Urban Agenda: results of the Latvian Presidency

The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia details the importance of small and medium-sized urban areas in the context...
Mobile devices on the increase in local government

Mobile devices on the increase in local government

New research has revealed that local government organisations issued four time more mobile devices compared with 2010 figures... Almost 9,000 mobile devices were issued to...

Minister to raise glass for first Beer Day

Community Pubs Minister, Marcus Jones hopes Britain will join together today and raise a glass to make the first ever Beer Day… The day aims...
Council initiative launched to strengthen communities

Council initiative launched to strengthen communities

North Yorkshire County Council has launched a new initiative aimed at supporting and strengthening communities… The Stronger Communities initiative will support empowered and vibrant communities...
Tower Hamlets new mayor named

Tower Hamlets new mayor named

Labour’s John Biggs will become Tower Hamlets directly-elected mayor after winning by nearly 32,800 votes… After the controversies surrounding Tower Hamlets’ former mayor, it must be something...
£5bn could be cut from child tax credits

£5bn could be cut from child tax credits

The government has announced it is considering reducing tax credits for millions of working families as it prepares to cut £12bn from the welfare...
Osborne set to implement Budget surplus law

Osborne set to implement Budget surplus law

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to try to prevent future governments from overspending by maintaining a surplus when the economy is growing... During...
Smart budgeting – smart councils

Smart budgeting – smart councils

Maia Beresford and Claire Mansfield from the New Local Government Network (NLGN) shed light on how some councils are embracing new ways of budgeting…   When you...
Cameron tells ministers to back him on EU

Cameron tells ministers to back him on EU

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned his ministers to back any deal he makes in regards to the UK's relationship with the EU or...
Two Tory MPs say they will accept a pay rise

Two Tory MPs say they will accept a pay rise

Two Conservative MPs have criticised colleagues for undermining the decision of regulatory body Ipsa to increase pay by 10 per cent... Earlier this week it...
Chancellor announces billions in cuts

Chancellor announces billions in cuts

Chancellor George Osborne has revealed £4.5bn of measures he plans to enact to bring down national debt... A new raft of austerity measures have been...
MPs to challenge emergency surveillance law

MPs to challenge emergency surveillance law

Two MPs are set to challenge the government's surveillance law, questioning whether it is compatible with human rights... The issue of surveillance has been at...
Council houses get external wall insulation

Council houses benefit from external wall insulation

Council houses across Wrexham are set to receive a face lift due to an external improvement programme, which will insulate and improve the outer...
Council could fine homeless people up to £1,000

Council could fine homeless people up to £1,000

Under plans to tackle antisocial behaviour linked to rough sleeping and begging, homeless people in parts of east London could receive fines of up...
Residents benefit from housing improvements

Residents benefit from housing improvements

Communities in Wrexham are seeing extra benefits from Housing Improvement Works. Here, the county borough council explains... Employment and Modern Apprenticeships in Wrexham County Borough...
MPs should get 10 per cent pay rise

Regulator says MPs should get 10 per cent pay rise

The body that regulates the pay of MPs has recommended a 10 per cent pay increase, despite public sector pay freezes and significant redundancies... Among...
Council calls for Blue Badges for over 85s

Council calls for Blue Badges for over 85s

Cheshire East Council is pushing for a change to the law that would see people over 85 automatically qualify for the Blue Badge... The Blue...
The pros and cons of Right to Buy

The pros and cons of Right to Buy

Adjacent Digital Politics looks at the scheme and examines the pros and cons of selling off England's publicly-owned housing stock... There has been a lot...
Cameron holds EU reform talks with Merkel

Cameron holds EU reform talks with Merkel

Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a bid to gain support for EU reforms... Determined to gain a new...

Why governance matters

David Armstrong, Head of Profession at the Chartered Quality Institute details the benefits of using governance to transform organisations For all organisations, the delivery of...

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