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.

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...
Social media will influence voting

Social media will influence voting

A new poll has revealed a third of young people believe social media will influence how they vote in the upcoming general election... There is...
Council told to 'forget' unitary proposal

Council told to ‘forget’ unitary proposal

Local Government Minister Kris Hopkins has told Cumbria County Council bosses to concentrate on sharing resources and to put aside plans to create a...
Dorset waste overspend due to 'total naivety'

Dorset waste overspend due to ‘total naivety’

Councils across Dorset have been left to pick up a £2.8m overspend on waste operations due to lax financial controls and a failure to...

Council used Premier Inn to house homeless

A council has reportedly spent £3,600 on hotel rooms at a Premier Inn to provide accommodation for homeless people… St Albans City and District Council said the...

Unused public sector land released for new homes

Over 103,000 new homes could be built on unused public sector land that has been released, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today… The amount of...

City council passes ‘troubled families’ target

Wolverhampton City Council has reached a 3 year target to help and support troubled families within the area… The Families in Focus programme has helped...

Shropshire and Telford super-council ‘could save £14m’

Merging Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils could save taxpayers £14 million a year, an MP has claimed... Daniel Kawczynski, Conservative MP for Shrewsbury, has...
£22m will be cut from South Tyneside's budget

£22m will be cut from South Tyneside’s budget

Council bosses at South Tyneside have agreed to cut £22m from the budget during the coming year... The borough, which has faced some of the...
AG is now live!

AG is now live!

In the February edition of AG, Editor Laura Evans brings together experts to examine the latest issues at the forefront of government... As Jean-Claude Juncker...
Essex council chief steps down

Essex council chief steps down

The chief executive of Essex County Council has announced she will leave the authority for a new role at KPMG... Joanna Killian, chief executive of...

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