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.

High court told Article 50 will not be triggered this year

During legal proceedings, government lawyers have said it is unlikely Article 50, the mechanism that will allow the UK to withdraw from the EU, will...

Johnson: Brexit does not mean “abandoning” UK’s friends

New Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reiterated the UK plans to keep relationships with its EU neighbours… In his first step onto the international stage,...

£34k Smart Technology investment for Cardiff

The City of Cardiff Council has invested £34,000 in Smart Technology to help Civil Enforcement Officer… Forty-eight Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO) across Cardiff will be...

Shropshire town councils given more time to find funding

Town councils in Shropshire have been given an extra 12 months to find ways of funding services such as libraries and leisure centres… Shropshire Council...
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Theresa May reshuffles cabinet as she takes office

In the past 24 hours new Prime Minister Theresa May has been making ministerial appointments. AG looks at who is in and who is...

Post-referendum: A view from terra incognito

Dr Julian Francis discusses the aftermath of the vote and the legal basis under which the UK must consider the ramifications of the EU Referendum results... As...
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Theresa May vows to put working people first

Theresa May to put the Conservatives “at the service” of working people as she becomes the last woman standing in the race for Tory...
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Juncker says he bet on Brexit vote

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed he thought the UK would vote to leave the EU… In a joint interview with the...

Bratislava Declaration aims to secure funding for EU regions

As politicians from across the EU meet this weekend for the biannual European Summit of the Regions, the Slovak Presidency presents the Bratislava Declaration… The...

EU cities and regions meet to invest and connect

The leaders of EU cities and regions come together this weekend to discuss investment and unveil the Bratislava Declaration...  Leaders of EU cities and regions...
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Councils urged to amend council tax collection practices

Citizens Advice has called upon local authorities to amend harsh practices used to collect council tax following a 33 per cent surge in the...

SAFEPOST Project Pilots

Dr Antonino Scribellito, European Affairs –Senior Project Manager at PostEurop highlights how SAFEPOST has enhanced security in postal systems across Europe… SAFEPOST enhanced the security...

Council house building needs renaissance

The Local Government Association has called for action to help meet the future demand of council housing… Research published by the Local Government Association (LGA)...
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Regenerating local communities

David Pipe, Practice and Policy Officer at the Chartered Institute of Housing outlines the importance of regeneration schemes for local communities… Following the economic downturn...
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Edinburgh heritage site consultation underway

The public have been invited to have their say on the running of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site… Public meetings are set to be held...
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Johnson calls for clarity regarding Brexit

Boris Johnson has called for the government to explain how voting to leave the EU could benefit the UK… The vote to leave the EU...
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Three-weekly waste collection for Oldham approved

The council has approved proposals to move residual waste collection services to three-weekly across the borough… Oldham is set to join a number of councils...

Tory leadership race to begin

Following the resignation of David Cameron, the Conservatives must now chose a new leader to take the party and the country forward… Since the vote...

Wigan Council hits savings target with money to spare

Wigan Council has revealed it has hit its savings target for last year, with £210,000 to spare… During a period of tough austerity measures, Wigan...

EU result: Editor’s comment

Editor Laura Evans outlines AG's stance following the result from last week's EU referendum vote... It’s a new week and a new start for the...

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