Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

GDS:  Submit an innovation challenge for the GovTech Catalyst round 2

DCMS:  New laws to make social media safer ~ techUK:  Response to Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper signals movement

techUK & Cogx talk AI ethics


These are challenging times for local government, with the need to target precious resources and drive efficiencies is ever present, and all the while demand for services continues to rise. However, we also find ourselves in an era of unprecedented opportunity as new technologies are developed which can truly help to address these challenges.

Some councils have led the way in shaping ground-breaking digital transformation strategies, and others are travelling a more cautious pathway towards change. But the new wave of technology just over the horizon may be the catalyst needed to accelerate the public sector towards a more connected future.

This paper maps out the critical role technology is set to play in the public sector and outlines the important steps local authority leaders need to take to ensure they are prepared to take full advantage of the opportunities for innovation which are already having an impact on citizen’s lives.

Click here to find out more and download this latest White Paper.
Editor’s choice of other Health related items of note:

10DS:  PM to set out ambitious plans to transform outcomes for people with chronic diseases

LGA responds to Alzheimer’s Society report on A&E dementia admissions

NHS England:  New local health & care partnerships could save lives

DHSC:  Innovation fund open to help children of dependent drinkers

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. 

Against this ambitious 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:

RadioWorks Ltd

Click here to find out more. 

Editor’s choice of other general items of note:

Defra:  Darwin Initiative: £10m for international conservation projects

Bringing Europe's Natura 2000 sites to your pocket

DfT:  KidZania London joins forces with Year of Engineering campaign

FCO:  Warning to holiday makers of modern slavery risks


 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)

Cabinet Office:  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster's article for Spanish newspaper

2019 EU Budget: EC proposes a budget focused on continuity & delivery – for growth, solidarity, security

DIT:  We support EU’s trade negotiations as well as our own

techUK comments on plans for UK-EU Partnership around Data Protection

ScotGov:  Brexit White Paper

BfB:  The limited impact of the EU on UK Trade Costs

BfB:  Will the European Union survive

BfB:  France and Brexit - lessons from history


 More contributions to the UK constitutional debate

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

Researched Links:

JRF:  Low-income voters in Scotland could be key battleground in next General Election

PX:  Strong support for the Union across all parts of the UK


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