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The future of Britain’s border control after Brexit

There are many questions that surround the control of our border after Brexit — this article will look at the plans set out by the government and the EU and analyse what they mean
electric vehicles

More guidance and support needed from Government if Electric Vehicles target is to be...

Hybrid speculation causing further confusion and new charging points need to at least quadruple to meet demand from the sale of Electric Vehicles. Colliers International highlights main barriers to meeting Govt targets in inaugural Automotive Viewpoint
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The future of electric vehicles

With the Government planning to ban the sale of petrol and diesel, many drivers are concerned about the lack of charging points for electric vehicles
brain tumour

At the frontier of brain tumour research, we must leave no stone unturned

With the Government set to invest an additional £20 million into the research, diagnosis and development of treatments for brain tumours, Dr Ali Hansford elaborates on the need to talk more about how we are going to find the next blockbuster treatments for these devastating diseases
shale gas

New measures to back British shale gas exploration

A new package of measures to deliver on the government's manifesto pledge to continue supporting the development of British shale gas has been announced today
brexit 2018

The public perception of Brexit in 2018

Research from Morgan McKinley reveals that the UK working population are not happy with the Brexit vote, with 58% of professionals wanting another vote to determine the UK’s future
brain cancer research

Government to invest in brain cancer research in honour of Tessa Jowell

Government doubles investment in brain cancer research with £40 million 'Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Research Mission’
democracy

Extend vote to 16-year-olds to make democracy open and fair, say AoC and NUS

Fair.Vote campaign brings together individuals and organisations from across the UK and politicians of all parties who believe that democracy should be open and fair
food bills

Consumers could face food bills after brexit

Thirty percent of food eaten in the UK currently comes from the EU: post-Brexit trade barriers threaten to disrupt that supply and increase costs for consumers, according to a new report from the House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Fair.Vote

MPs participate in photocall at parliament to show support for Fair.Vote campaign

More than 30 MPs participated in a drop-in photocall session at Parliament last Wednesday (2 May 2018) to show support for the Private Member’s Bill launched by Peter Kyle MP, aiming to lower the voting age to 16
rough sleeping

Housing Secretary awards funding to reduce rough sleeping

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire awards funding to Greater Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands to reduce rough sleeping

Using gas grid to store excess electricity could boost UK renewables

Institution calls for Government support to change pipes and materials to allow excess electricity, in the form of hydrogen, to be stored in the gas grid
Government digital service

The Government Transformation Strategy: One year on

Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) shares his thoughts on the progress of the Government Transformation Strategy, launched just over a year ago
heritage schools

Thousands of children will benefit from Heritage Schools Programme

The Department for Education has announced a £1.6 million investment into Historic England’s award-winning Heritage Schools programme. The money will allow the scheme to continue for the next two years and is believed to benefit up to 120,000 children across the UK The programme by Heritage Schools has encouraged more than...
cyber security export strategy

Government announces new cyber security export strategy to protect UK and allies

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox launched the government’s new Cyber Security Export Strategy (Monday 26 March) to promote the UK’s world-leading expertise and strengthen defence capabilities in the UK and allied countries
equal the voting age

Taking steps to equal the voting age across the UK

The Association of Colleges and the National Union of Students have launched a campaign which aims to equal the voting age across the UK to 16
inequalities in youth unemployment

Government announces £90 million programme to tackle inequalities in youth unemployment

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the launch of an innovative programme to address ethnic inequalities in youth unemployment and to help disadvantaged young people get into work
Brexit Transition

PIMFA comments on Brexit Transition Deal

Following the announcement that negotiators have reached an initial deal on the Brexit transition period within the framework of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement published on 19th March 2018, John Barrass, EU Expert and Deputy CEO at PIMFA, said:
tackle flooding

Environment Agency says that a different approach is needed to tackle flooding over next...

The Environment Agency’s Chief Executive Sir James Bevan has highlighted the need for a new approach in his keynote speech at the annual Flood and Coast Conference
extremism

Extremism Commissioner confirms plans for 2018

Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism, Sara Khan, has set out her plans to engage and consult, produce a comprehensive study and make recommendations to government

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