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A Guide to Easing Public Service Resourcing Pressures - Download Now

As the pressure of budget cuts continues, public service providers are looking at a wholesale transformation of services in the face of mounting barriers including reductions in funding, changing legislation, pay freezes and the subsequent need to be more commercially-minded and business-focused than ever before.

Councils and Police Forces continue to express serious concern that they will not be able to maintain high service quality under the current rate of budget cuts from central government.

With tightened budgets and conditions, public service organisations must demonstrate ROI at every level. Operating under financial constraints means making sure the organisation gets maximum value from its investment.

This detailed guide explores the key ways for organisations to answer these challenges and highlights recent public sector successes, including how West Mercia and Warwickshire Police Authorities reported dramatically reduced its annual agency spend from £3m to £1m.  

Click here to find out more and download this essential 
Guide to Easing Public Service Resourcing Pressures.

   
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:

Smart Systems UK Ltd

Click here to find out more.

 

Additional Consultations:  Readers should be aware that many consultations are never publicised with a press release, so do not appear in either the email alerts or WiredGov Plus.  Many of these consultations (& subsequent conclusions) can be found at the following links:

GOV.UK ~ Current ScotGov ~ Open WAG ~ NIA

 

 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):

DExEU:  Secretary of State Dominic Raab's speech on no deal planning

DIFD:  UK’s commitment to back Britain’s world class aid organisations in the event of a “no deal”

DHSC:  Matt Hancock writes to health & care system on no-deal Brexit planning

DHSC publishes Brexit guidance for pharmaceutical industry & suppliers of medical devices

MHRA:  Making a success of Brexit

FCO:  Minister of State for Asia & the Pacific highlights UK-Brunei relationship, EU exit and the UK's future relationship with ASEAN

DfT:  Sussex economy boosted by multi-£m road improvements

DIT:  International Trade Secretary secures major deal for UK dairy in China

IEA:  Medical supplies won’t dry up if the Government plans ahead

BfB:  Mandelson has a Nerve on Nationalism by Richard Tuck

BfB:  WTO terms will reduce barriers to world trade and cut prices by Martin Howe QC

 

 

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Blog: Continuous CCTV in taxis – where do councils stand?
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ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation with appointment of new executive director
The Information Commissioner’s commitment to encouraging new ideas and emerging technologies while protecting people’s privacy has been strengthened with a high-profile appointment.

Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 for selling personal information for political campaigning
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Lifecycle Marketing (Mother and Baby) Ltd, also known as Emma’s Diary, £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information belonging to more than one million people.

Marketing firm fined £100,000 after making more than 75,000 nuisance calls
The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an East Sussex marketing company £100,000 for making 75,649 nuisance calls.

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