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.

Shock step down for Iain Duncan Smith

Just 48 hours after delivering the Budget, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith resigned from his post due to cuts to disability benefits… The...

EU Referendum: what it means for science, holidays and emigration

The EU Referendum campaigns were temporarily overshadowed by the Chancellor’s Budget announcement on Wednesday. Although not one to waste an opportunity, George Osborne used...

New poll finds UK public backs Brexit

A new poll has revealed the Leave campaign is currently ahead, with a seven-point lead over the stay camp… In a boost for the Brexit...

Councils should be penalised for failing to produce local plan

A local plan expert group has recommended councils that fail to produce a local plan by early 2017 should be penalised… A new report has...

Budget 2016: Spending cuts expected

More austerity measures, moving all schools to academies, and the commitment to major infrastructure projects are among the topics expected in today’s Budget…  This afternoon...

US General warns Brexit could weaken Nato

A US military commander has warned leaving the EU could place strain on the Nato alliance… The head of the US Army in Europe Lt-Gen...

Nearly 500 staff take voluntary redundancy at Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh City Council loses hundreds of staff to redundancy in an attempt to find savings of £148m… Nearly 500 council staff have chosen to take redundancy as...

1,500 jobs to be lost at Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council will cut some 1,500 posts in the next year to plug a budget shortfall of £130m… A new budget approved by Glasgow...

Hertfordshire faces cuts to children’s services

Austerity measures will see government funding for children’s services in Hertfordshire reduced… Hertfordshire County Council is facing significant cuts to it budget for services that support...

Unitary authority proposal for Northamptonshire

Proposals have been put forward for Northamptonshire to become unitary authority, which would give the county more power… Local government officials in Northamptonshire are seeking...
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Women and younger voters less informed about EU referendum

A new poll has revealed women and young voters feel less informed on the issues surrounding the EU referendum than male and older voters… A...

Council tax reforms in Scotland have been criticised

Local authority leaders in Scotland have described government council tax reforms as “an offence against local democracy”… Reforms to council tax in Scotland have been...

Government warns UK weaker outside EU

A government analysis will suggest the UK would be “weaker, less safe and worse off” outside the European Union… A new analysis from central government...

Why the UK and EU work better together

AG's Sean Heath outlines why community is more important than sovereignty and why the UK should remain in the European Union...  Being in my late...

New Homes Bonus could cost local councils £1m

New research has revealed the New Homes Bonus could cost local authorities struggling with local plans a significant amount… Research carried out by Planning Magazine...

Herts County Council to increase council tax

Hertfordshire County Council has delivered services despite major cuts, but will now need to increase council tax to meet budget shortfalls… Despite its revenue budget falling...

One third of homes bought by London council tenants owned by private landlords

A new study has revealed a significant proportion of council homes bought under Right to Buy in London are now let out privately… Right to...
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Access control and what the future looks like

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA discusses access control and what the future looks like…

Making Europe safe for all

AG highlights comments from the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos from a speech in 2015 regarding the European Agenda on Security, In today’s...

The circular economy opportunity

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sheds light on the circular economy and why it is an opportunity not to be missed Today’s linear economy – in...

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