Government Business 29.06

Another day, another government

In our last edition, we were talking about Liz Truss and her new government. However, following a series of dramatic events, she only lasted 45 days in the job.

Now we have the third prime minister of the year. Some of prime minister Rishi Sunak’s appointments have already been criticised. Suella Braverman was reappointed to her role a week after she resigned for a data breach. Gavin Williamson resigned over bullying claims, which Sunak allegedly knew about before his appointment. Now, deputy PM Dominic Raab is facing a formal investigation into his behaviour after two formal complaints were made against him.

One of the first acts of the new government was chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement, which set out tax rises and spending cuts. So far, it has had a better reception than the mini budget of his predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng, which was a catalyst in the downfall of the previous government.

In this issue, we cover different ways to prepare for winter, from facilities management to road maintenance. There are articles on drainage, fire safety and groundscare on what needs to be done in these industries. Finally, the technology section includes digital transformation and the digital skills gap.

Polly Jones, editor

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