The Local Government ICT Summit 2018: Click to register

The Local Government ICT Summit

May 31st 2018 | 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall,
London, EC3N 2LB

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Rethinking, Redesigning and Rebuilding ICT in Local Government: Successfully Delivering Digital Transformation in your Local Authority

No longer seen as a back office service. ICT is at the forefront of rethinking, redesigning and rebuilding public services. ICT is driving digital transformation, creating effective and efficient services, eliminating waste, reducing costs and delivering world class services at a local level.

With 35 days to go, join your colleagues and harness the latest tools, techniques and technologies to transform your local authority.

Free-to-attend for the public sector therefore spaces are limited.

Click here to view topics, agenda and confirmed speakers.

Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

DCMS:  Will you be ready for GDPR before 25 May?

Ordnance Survey:  Geovation reveals next wave of GeoTech and PropTech businesses

techUK:  IoTUK Nation Database Launches

Homeless Link:  Reboot UK: digital inclusion

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:

TP Transcription Limited

Click here to find out more. 

Editor’s choice of other Health related items of note:

ScotGov:  No time limit for terminally ill people ~ NHS Health Scotland:  Increasing uptake of immunisation in Scotland

IPPR:  The Lord Darzi Review of Health & Care: Interim report ~ LGA responds to Lord Darzi Review of Health & Care

GP practices face funding threat as online service ‘targets’ young people, Unite warns

NHS England urges more doctors & health care professionals to sign up to national pledge to stop overmedication for people with a learning disability, autism or both ~ Evidently the NHS heard WiredGov’s plea!

Editor’s choice of other general items of note:

Defence Secretary launches first ever Veterans Strategy & new cross-Government Veterans Unit

MHCLG:  Barratt Developments agree to pay fire safety costs

SQA and SCMA announce new childcare award

ScotGov:  Getting set for European Championships

Children’s Commissioner:  Does mentoring work?

DWP:  Personal Independence Payment customer journey films

WWF:  Only £10m investment needed to ensure we still have harvests by the end of the century

DfT:  Transport infrastructure for our global future: a study of England’s port connectivity & supporting documents ~ DfT:  Government welcomes Year of Engineering partnership with Apple ~ DfT:  Better connections to ports to help business growth ~ DfT:  Aviation industry welcomes Brexit roundtable


 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)

DExEU:  Robin Walker Speech at Community Outreach event

DWP:  A jobs Brexit

Michel Barnier on Brexit

Eurofi High-level Seminar 2018 Michel Barnier Speech

DIT:  Global Britain: the future of international trade

DIT:  Trade & tariffs: Brexit & beyond

HMT:  EC & HM Treasury ask the European Central Bank and the Bank of England to convene a technical working group

Cabinet Office:  UK & Welsh governments reach agreement on EU Withdrawal Bill

WAG agrees deal on Brexit Bill that respects devolution

ScotGov:  Withdrawal Bill amendments ‘undermine devolution’, says Minister

DfT:  Aviation industry welcomes Brexit roundtable

PC&PE:  'Grave concerns' over department's approach to Brexit

IEA:  Government must set up new customs processes urgently to make a success of an independent trade policy post-Brexit

IFS:  Flaws in the Barnett Formula make it unsuitable for allocating funding to the devolved administrations after Brexit

BfB:  Project Fear Alive & Well

BfB:  The Caricature of Authoritarian Brexiteers and Liberal Remainers


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