Please note that due to editorial annual leave, there will be no WGPlus Newsletter published next week (Monday 11th June). We’ll therefore be publishing and emailing to all registered users again on Monday 18th June onwards. 


From the movie sets to our everyday lives, cyber attacks are a reality and they are happening right now. 

The cyber threats that we face are not only ever-evolving, they are becoming evermore complex and sophisticated with each passing year. Government has responded with an investment of £1.9bn in cyber security capabilities, highlighting cyber security a key area of concern, for the public sector, as well as, businesses and individuals alike.  

The Cyber Security Summit 2018 will welcome cyber security and ICT professionals from across central government, local government, law enforcement, the NHS and wider public sector, to tackle key issues at the heart of UK public sector.

As proud media partners to this event, WiredGov invites you to join 250+ colleagues and peers, and keep up-to-date with the scale, complexity and ever-changing threat that we face.

Click here to discover more.

Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

BEIS:  UK-Israel strengthen ties with new innovation agreements

UK online centres:  I Am Connected - A New Way to Think About Ageing & Digital

techUK:  GovTech Fund Competition - Tackling terrorist still imagery online

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

HM Courts & Tribunals Service:  Submit your personal independent payment appeal online

NHS Digital:  Factsheet – NHS staff numbers from 1949

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:

Ribbon and Label Supplies Ltd

Click here to find out more. 

Editor’s choice of other general items of note:

Residential Landlords Association:  Tenant choice damaged as supply of rental homes falls

Dstl:  Citizen scientists look to the skies to help Dstl study

PC&PE:  Government should take steps to end unfair discrimination in British Nationality law

Homeless Link:  Guidance on Supporting EEA nationals


 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)

Brexit speech given  by Michel Barnier at 8th Congress of the International Federation for European Law (FIDE)

WAG:  Counsel General visits Ireland on fact-finding mission

LGA:  Leaving the EU without access to reciprocal intelligence will weaken our ability to protect public health and the economy

techUK comment on Michel Barnier’s speech on data protection

BfB:  Time to Challenge Defence Civil Servants over Brexit

BfB:  Customs Costs Post-Brexit

BfB:  The Italian Crisis and Brexit

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest: