GIS for Government: Latest Case Study

The Challenge:

The technical support team at Sefton Council produces evidence-based work to assist planning policy teams and manages data that is accessed by other departments. However, exchanging information between departments was becoming prohibitively time-consuming.

The Solution:

This is where their Geographic Information System (GIS) comes into play. By overlaying planning history, local plan data and policy data into web mapping, information can be shared across council departments and directly with the public.

Sefton Council is deploying an overarching ‘One Council’ policy where departments collaborate more closely. Learn how their GIS supports this policy and enables an open method for data sharing.

Click here to access this latest case study.

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. The past 5 years have seen government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.

Against this backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Full Rotation – Design & Animation

Click here to find out more. 

Very necessary

The Defence People Innovation Challenge launch event will be held in London on the 27 March 2018, to seek innovative solutions on how we manage our people, both military & civilian.  Registration closes on 22 March 2018.

MoD:  Defence People Innovation Challenge Launch Event
‘Yellow peril’ lands

A case of yellow fever in England highlights the importance of pre-travel vaccination.  Yellow fever does not pass from person to person.

DHSC:  Yellow fever reported in traveller returning from Brazil
An opportunity!

NHS England has opened applications for a prestigious science fellowship scheme, aimed at helping female healthcare scientists to improve patient care, access training, and increase women’s access to leadership roles.

NHS England:  “Privileged & fantastic opportunity” opens to female healthcare scientists
Have you got incredible passion for arts & culture?

Have you got loads of experience of working across the arts & cultural sector?  Then you could be just the person ACE are looking for to join their Area Council in the South East.

ACE:  Join our Area Council and make a difference to the future of arts & culture
Privacy is ‘Appt’

The ICO has completed an investigation into whether WhatsApp could legally share users’ data with Facebook in the manner they were considering in 2014.

ICO:  A win for the data protection of UK consumers – WhatsApp signs public commitment not to share personal data with Facebook until data protection concerns are addressed
Reel in your lines

Anglers are reminded that the ‘close season’ for coarse fish in rivers started on 15 March & runs until 15 June. It prevents fishing for coarse fish for 3 months to give the fish a chance to breed.

EA:  Anglers reminded close season runs from 15 March to 15 June
Passport to Jail

The FCO is warning young Brits following in the footsteps of globe-trotting celebs not to fall foul of lesser-known local laws & customs, which could land them in serious trouble.

Celeb-led travel trends prompt FCO warning this Easter
Could be a rather ‘drastic’ treatment

The MHRA has issued a Drug Safety Alert advising pharmacists to tell people about the risk of fires when they discuss options to treat head lice.

MHRA:  Keep head lice treatments away from naked flame

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

10DS:  PM to meet ministers from devolved nations at Joint Ministerial Committee

ScotGov:  Spring Statement must deliver clarity on Brexit impact

ScotGov:  EU Withdrawal Bill amendments

ScotGov:  Joint Ministerial Committee

ScotGov:  Letter to Lords over Brexit Bill

FCO:  Commonwealth has key role to play in the bright future for Britain: article by Boris Johnson

Intellectual Property Office:  IP and BREXIT: The facts

PC&PE:  'Global Britain' slogan must be backed by substance, says Committee

IFG:  New report reveals the cost of Brexit

Adam Smith Inst - Auction work visas after Brexit

Briefings for Brexit


 More contributions to the UK constitutional debate

More news, opinions, documents, claims & counter-claims;

Researched Links:

PC&PE:  Government still failing to get a grip on oversight of LEPs


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