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.

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...

New measures to tackle homelessness announced

Radical new measures have been announced by the government to help tackle homelessness and protect the most vulnerable people in society… The package of measures...
money

Tax-raising powers for local authorities should increase

A think tank has called for the government to give local authorities more power to amend taxes and raise revenue… A report from think tank...
budget

Birmingham council boss criticises austerity

The newly-elected leader of Birmingham City Council has lambasted government austerity measures as he faces making £250m in cuts… The new head of Birmingham City...
parking

Councils gain £700m parking charges profit

New research has revealed English councils saw an increase in profit from parking charges and penalty notices this year… Motoring research charity the RAC Foundation...
tenancy agreement

Licensing scheme for landlords launched in Wales

In a bid to improve the image of the private rental sector a new licensing scheme has been launched for landlords in Wales… A new...
stacks of money

Local authorities hold £22.5bn in non-ringfenced reserves

Information from the government has revealed a significant increase in the amount of non-ringfenced reserves held by local authorities… Councils are under significant pressure to...
target reached

Scottish affordable homes target exceeded

The five-year target set by the Scottish government to deliver 30,000 affordable homes has reportedly been surpassed… Affordable housing remains a hot topic across the...
letter

Cameron criticised for complaining about local cuts

David Cameron has raised concerns about cuts being made by his local council, despite the fact his government is responsible for budget slashes... In what...
hazmat

Reducing the CBRN risk

Mr Adriaan van der Meer and Tristan Simonart from the Centres of Excellence (COE) at the European Commission outline the importance of lessening CBRN...
manchester

Two-thirds of the north in the dark about powerhouse

A new survey has revealed the vast majority of northerners are unaware of the government’s plans to create a Northern Powerhouse… The north of England...
adjacent government

November edition of AG is now live!

As we head towards the end of 2015, Europe will come together next month at a crucial meeting in Paris, with the aim to...
urban

The urban dimension of Cohesion Policy

Corina Crețu, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy outlines how Europe should be exploiting urban areas to their full potential An important responsibility was bestowed upon me...
scottish council

Syrian refugees welcome, say Scottish council leaders

Scottish council leaders have confirmed 2,000 Syrian refugees will be offered shelter, with some arriving before Christmas. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has...

E3-Modelling research finds first-mover advantage for the European Union as frontrunner in climate action

In Paris, delegates from the 196 UN parties will meet in December 2015 to negotiate a global climate agreement. Countries accounting for roughly a...

Supporting rural communities

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan believes rural areas hold many of the solutions for 21st Century challenges, and EU programmes...

Driving culture to local communities

Open Access Government outlines how DCMS and the Museums Association help to encourage local communities to engage with the culture and heritage sector Museums and...

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...

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