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.

Labour announces Yorkshire devolution deal

Labour announces Yorkshire devolution deal

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has announced his party will commit to a multi-billion pound devolution deal for Yorkshire if Labour wins the upcoming General...
SNP will help Ed Miliband become prime minister

SNP will help Ed Miliband become prime minister

First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon has said she will help make Ed Miliband PM if the Conservatives...
Young people give up on homeownership

Young people give up on homeownership

A new survey has revealed that young people in the UK are increasingly giving up the prospect of owning their own home... “Generation Rent”, a...
Community service orders double in Edinburgh

Community service orders double in Edinburgh

New figures reveal the number of community service orders given out by courts in Edinburgh has doubled during the last two years... Almost 84,000 hours...
Traffic management scheme to start in Dorset

Council to start traffic management scheme

Work is set to get underway in West Bay, Dorset, to make changes to traffic management in the local area... Following changes agreed by West...
Clegg rules out multiparty government

Clegg rules out multiparty government

As the first week of campaigning draws to an end, leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has revealed he would not want to...
Council set to invest £38m in housing stock

Council set to invest £38m in housing stock

Wrexham Council to invest £38m in the existing social housing stock in a bid to meet a 2020 deadline for improving standards... Wrexham Council is...
Partnership has injected £1.5m into Lancashire

Partnership has injected £1.5m into Lancashire

A partnership between Lancashire County Council and Funding Circle has led to growth and employment in the local area... Lancashire County Council announced two years...
Health and the economy on the campaign agenda

Health and the economy on the campaign agenda

Party leaders have made new pledges today based on employment, taxation and health as the battle for Downing Street gets underway... On the campaign trail,...
Lib Dems promise stronger Welsh economy

Lib Dems promise stronger Welsh economy

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg has promised a stronger economy and a fairer society for Wales... The Liberal Democrats...
Collaborative approach to waste would save £70m

Collaborative approach to waste would save £70m

According to a new report councils could save significant amounts of money if they work together to buy refuse trucks and wheelie bins... The report,...
General Election: Parliament set to dissolveGeneral Election: Parliament set to dissolve

General Election: Parliament set to dissolve

Parliament is set to dissolve today, heralding the start of the election campaign for the next government... All 650 MPs elected in 2010 will officially...
Letting agency fees rip off tenants

Letting agency fees rip off tenants

A new report from charity Citizens Advice has criticised letting agencies that rip off tenants with expensive fees... Transparency alone will not solve the problem...
Cameron and Miliband taken to task in debate

Cameron and Miliband taken to task in debate

With six weeks until the General Election the debate season kicked-off last night with a showdown between TV political heavyweight Jeremy Paxman and the...
Poverty impacts young adults in Scotland

Poverty impacts young adults in Scotland

A new report has revealed that young adults in Scotland are more likely to experience poverty than any other age group... Research conducted by the...
Essex takes action to solve housing challenges

Essex takes action to solve housing challenges

Public sector organisations in Essex have joined forces to free up land and assets to enable the development of affordable and specialist housing... The Housing...
Poor families in Liverpool are relying on charity

Poor families in Liverpool are relying on charity

A new report from the city council has revealed the plight of many of Liverpool's poorest families... The 'Getting By?' report collated evidence from 30...
Council proposes own adult social care firm

Council proposes own adult social care firm

Staff at Salford City Council are looking to set up their own company in a bid to protect adult social care services from further...
Business group warns of post-election power vacuum

CBI warns of post-election power vacuum

Business group CBI has warned if no party wins outright during the General Election in May it could impact the UK economy... The Confederation of...
Council borrowing needs to be scrutinised

Council borrowing needs to be scrutinised

A report from the Accounts Commission has called for better scrutiny of council borrowing across Scotland... The public spending watchdog has revealed Scotland's 33 councils...

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