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.

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...
Stoke-on-Trent to become Housing Zone

Stoke-on-Trent to become Housing Zone

Stoke-on-Trent is set to become one of 20 authorities outside London to receive Housing Zone status... Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been chosen as one of...
Rural Kent gains £5m investment

Rural Kent gains £5m investment

Millions of pounds worth of investment will be plugged into rural businesses and communities across Kent... £5m will be available for businesses and community groups...
Civil servants 'gagged' by new media rules

Civil servants ‘gagged’ by new media rules

According to the FDA union, civil servants are being silenced by new rules that change how they interact with the media... The change, which has...
Warm Up Bristol: City-wide energy efficiency

Warm Up Bristol: City-wide energy efficiency

A part of Bristol’s status as 2015 European Green Capital involves becoming the UK’s most energy efficient major city. Here, the Council outline their...
Thousands of people are struggling to buy property in Wolverhampton due to a chronic housing shortage...

Housing shortage hitting thousands in Wolves

Thousands of people are struggling to buy property in Wolverhampton due to a chronic housing shortage... A new report has revealed the scope of the...
Fixed Term Parliaments Act was a mistake

Fixed-Term Parliaments Act was a mistake

Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Ken Clarke has said setting fixed-term parliaments was a mistake... The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act formed part of a deal between the...
SNP will bring positive changes for UK

SNP will bring positive changes for UK

The SNP will be a constructive force at Westminster after the General Election, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon... During a speech today the First...
Social housing tenants have the right to move

Social housing tenants have the right to move

Under new plans social housing tenants will have the right to move in order to find employment... New regulations have been green lit that will...
Housing costs impacts relationships

Housing costs impact relationships

According to a new survey, one in 10 UK adults feel they are stuck in an unhappy relationship because they cannot afford to rent...

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