During the WGPlus newsletter August break, our editorial team will be highlighting some of the more important / interesting press releases published each week.

Editor’s choice of ICT / Data Management & Security items of note:

PC&PE:  Social media companies and the Government have failed disabled people

techUK:  The Role of Tech in Stopping Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery

techUK:  Get involved in techUK's Cloud Week!

DIT:  Gloucestershire robots sent to teach kids in the US and Australia

AXELOS:  How Further & HE establishments are the ideal target for cyber attackers

techUK:  Police Transformation Fund Awards

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Editor’s choice of Health & Social care related items of note:

DHSC:  Around 80% of people don’t realise hepatitis C can lead to cancer

NHS England:  GP practices across the country to become ‘veteran friendly’

NHS action plan can prevent over 600 still births a year says NHS England

PC&PE:  Joint Committee on Health Service Safety Investigations Bill publishes report

Unite:  Leicester victory over ‘tax avoiding’ NHS hived-off company

HO:  Safeguard agreement for vulnerable adults in custody published

LGA launches own green paper as adult social care reaches breaking point

The King's Fund comments on LGA’s social care Green Paper 

techUK:  jHub looks for medical ideas & innovations

Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

BEIS:  New publication showcases record investment in R&D programmes

DfT:  Government kick-starts work on Future of Mobility Grand Challenge

Defra:  New guide for farmers to help reduce air pollution from ammonia

CO:  Government launches new, global-leading counter-fraud & economic crime profession

FRC: Revised Guidance on the Strategic Report

DWP:  Increased funding announced for disabled people with the greatest barriers to work

EA announces support for farmers during dry weather

MHCLG:  Yorkshire leading the way for manufacturing exports outside of London

PC&PE:  Draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure report published

IPPR:  Revealed - Transport spending falls in the North while rising in London

IEA:  Further gender pay gap reporting requirements won’t help women

Dstl:  New Competition - Take Cover!

Innovate UK:  New ideas for tackling disease - apply for business funding

Innovate UK:  New ideas for tackling disease - apply for business funding

Innovate UK:  Reducing the use of animals in research: apply for funding

Innovate UK:  Next-generation low carbon vehicle technology: apply for funding

Innovate UK:  Game-changing technologies for aerospace: apply for funding

Innovate UK:  Inspiring businesswomen - get funding for your innovation

FCA consults on rules & guidance to improve conduct & communications in payment services and e-money firms – (consultation closes 01 November 2018)

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. 

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Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

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Editor’s choice of general items of note:

 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 & our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

DIT:  UK-Australia Trade Working Group joint statement

DIT:  UK exports to non EU countries continue to outstrip EU

DIT:  Japan will "spare no effort to support the UK" in joining the CPTPP

Defra:  Environmental farming scheme given green light

LGA responds to Brexit impact assessments by councils

Brexit preparedness: EMA to further temporarily scale back and suspend activities

PC&PE:  Government should build migration consensus and engage in open debate

WAO:  WEFO faced major challenge to commit EU funding before Brexit

MMO:  Forthcoming changes to fisheries rules highlighted

Open Europe:  Does the link between goods & services really rule out the UK’s Chequers plan?

OE:  Will Chequers increase pressure on the EU to make the next move?

BfB:  A Modest Proposal for Brexit: Turning the tables on the EU

BfB:  No Deal - Trade & Regulations by Jamie Arnell

BfB:  Small States, Britain and the EU by Philip Towle

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Annual Report and Accounts 2017 to 2018
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NDA Stakeholder Summit 2018
NDA Stakeholder Summit 2018
BEIS Permanent Secretary Alex Chisholm speaking at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Stakeholder Summit.
Another UK first for project academy
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Registration opens for Europe’s largest nuclear decommissioning supply chain event
Registration opens for Europe’s largest nuclear decommissioning supply chain event
Registration is now open for the 8th Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain Event, the largest of its kind in Europe, which will be held in Manchester on 1 November 2018.