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.

The “place” in economic Development

In view of the significant transformation towards a knowledge-based economy which is taking place, as investment and people are now more mobile than ever...

The Digital Economy

Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society details the importance of a digital economy and sustainable online services There are few business...

Patient or paraphernalia?

After more than 60 years, there is still room for improvement when it comes to medical evacuation, suggests Olav Kaarstein, president of NODIN Aviation. MEDEVAC...

Standing up to terrorism and organised crime

Matthew Finn, Managing Director at AUGMETIQ discusses the importance of building Europe’s capability to fight terrorism and serious transnational organised crime  For the better part...

Assessing the impact of CCTV

James Kelly, Chief Executive at the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) outlines why CCTV remains a crucial pillar to public safety and highlights the...

Maximising the impact – lowering the risk

Chris Morriss, Team Leader – Cyber Assurance at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) details the role of government science and technology, and...
Queen's speech: what to expect

Queen’s speech: what to expect

As the government readies for state opening of parliament, Adjacent Digital Politics examines what to expect... This morning will see the official opening of parliament,...

United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme

Building capacity in aquaculture research and development Established in 1998, the UNU-FTP addresses major challenges to the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture in developing...
eu water

Addressing EU water challenges

Pavel Misiga, Head of the Water Unit at the European Commission’s Environment DG, outlines how the EU Water Framework Directive can help to ensure clean...

CDM2015 and domestic projects

James Ritchie of The Association for Project Safety answers the questions most raised about the new CDM Regulations with regard to domestic projects The phone...

Durability challenges for new and existing reinforced concrete structures

Concrete and reinforced/pre-stressed concrete is and will be the main construction material for civil engineering infrastructure. Much more than in the past this construction...

What is Regeneration about now?

Elizabeth Wrigley, Director at Core Connections gives thought to what regeneration means for towns and cities, and rural areas The word regeneration has for many...

Dhaka, The Productive City

The capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, is often reminded as a poor, busy and polluted city in the heart of an often-flooded country. For a...
Osborne spending squeeze underway

Osborne spending squeeze underway

The Chancellor George Osborne has told government departments to start looking into where £13bn of further cuts can be made... After five years of cutting...
Combined authority in West Midlands moves closer

West Midlands combined authority moves closer

Plans to form a combined authority in the West Midlands has moved a step closer after two councils revealed they would be prepared to...
Worcestershire councils agree shared service contract

Worcestershire councils agree shared service contract

Three local authorities in Worcestershire have signed a contract for Civica to oversee their shared service centre and manage their customer services Worcestershire County Council,...
Kendal affordable homes project nears completion

Kendal affordable homes project nears completion

A multi-million-pound project to deliver 27 new affordable homes in Kendal is nearing completion The lack of affordable homes is a growing issue. With many...
The death of civil liberties?

The death of civil liberties?

As the government pushes forward proposals to increase its surveillance powers and to repeal the human rights act, Adjacent Digital Politics examines the impact...
Osborne sets out devolution plan for England

Osborne to set out devolution plan for England

In George Osborne's first post-election speech, he is set to discuss the issue of devolution in England's cities. Adjacent Digital Politics examines what it...
Cheshire East Council has revealed a total of 36,000 new homes need to be built across east Cheshire by 2030 to meet demand for housing

36,000 homes needed in East Cheshire

Cheshire East Council has revealed a total of 36,000 new homes need to be built across east Cheshire by 2030 to meet demand for...

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