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.

London council cracks down on empty properties

London council cracks down on empty properties

Buy-to-leave homeowners may face fines and even prison sentences for buying properties and leaving them vacant under new measures introduced by Islington Council. Growing numbers...
government

Streamlining local government

Research shows that Buckinghamshire’s local government system would see savings of £20m a year by restructuring to one council, if politicians are brave enough...
internationalisation

A strong focus on internationalisation

Studying abroad can have great benefits to students, and here the Danish Agency for Higher Education details how the Danish government has launched an...
York Council uses tool to help families

York Council uses tool to help families

A new tool which identifies the complex needs of vulnerable families has been launched in York. The City of York Council's Family Focus Team has...
Bucks Council reveals how it is recruiting the leaders of tomorrow

Council leading the way in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Country Council details how it is recruiting leaders of tomorrow and its success in training and retraining staff. Alison Bulman is living proof that...

Economic Development It’s about place making

For those involved at a strategic level in economic development, place making as a tool is not new but its time is certainly now...
Council cuts domestic abuse helpline funding

Council may cut funding for abuse helpline

Oxfordshire County Council has announced it is reviewing whether or not to scrap funding for a number of services, including a domestic abuse helpline. Oxfordshire...

500 council staff take voluntary redundancy

More than 500 staff working at Wolverhampton City Council have been granted voluntary redundancy. Wolverhampton City Council has announced that more than 500 people working...
Wirral libraries under threat from closure

Wirral libraries are under threat

Wirral Council will consider plans to seek help from volunteers to prevent the closure of library sites throughout the borough. Wirral Borough Council's cabinet is...
care

Thousands of children missing from council care

5,000 children have disappeared from council care over the past two years, according to figures. Figures revealed under the Freedom of Information Act show that...
economic growth

Challenges remain for local economic growth

Aileen Murphie, Director at the National Audit Office examines the government’s latest local economic growth initiatives and how they are performing. The government’s plan for...
high streets

Rotherham praised for revival of high street

Rotherham has been praised by government as an example of how high streets can be rejuvenated. High Streets Minister, Brandon Lewis and retail expert Mary...
pensions

A reformed opinion

The Pensions Regulator gives thought on the pension reforms and how they will impact public services pension schemes. The Pensions Regulator was given an expanded...
housing

Opportunity knocks

Annys Darkwa, Managing Director of Vision Housing explains the need for more housing to help re-offenders integrate back into the community
missing

Tougher rules to support missing children

The government has announced new rules for when children go missing from home or care. Unveiled by the Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson –...
gender

Businesses need more gender equality

Businesses in the UK are urged to do more for gender equality in the workplace by Equalities Minister Maria Miller. The Minister spoke to city...

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