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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

DfT;  New digital service to minimise disruptive roadworks

GDS:  Second round of GovTech Catalyst challenges revealed

BCS awarded 3-year contract by DfE to deliver scholarship programme to trainee Computer Science teachers

Webinar: Data Centre Modernisation: Unlock greater capabilities, whilst reducing costs and improving security

Register now for our webinar at 2pm on 27th September “Data Centre Modernisation: Unlock greater capabilities, whilst reducing costs and improving security”.

80% of spend in IT is used “keeping the lights on” and organizations are losing out due to outdated and inefficient traditional data centres.

Join us on the next stage of our Data Centre Modernisation journey where our Chief Technology Officer Leighton James will guide you through how you can reallocate your time and money to use on what matters most – driving growth in your organization and providing the services that matter.

What you’ll learn during the session:

  • How to build the business case for your organisation
  • How you can significantly reduce your total cost of operations (TCO)
  • How you can decrease risk, increase innovation and improve security

Don’t miss out, register now or email sking@ukcloud.com to book your place.

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

DHSC:  Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack & stroke

NHS England announces ground-breaking new personalised therapy for children with cancer

DHSC:  New logistics contract to help centralise delivery services for NHS trusts

DHSC:  New guidance to help NHS patients benefit from digital technology

MHRA:  Poster from the Independent Medicines & Medical Devices Safety Review

MoD:  New pocket guide for troops to access mental health support ~ Guide

NHS Health Scotland:  Cost of the school day resources

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

MHCLG:  Government announces further protections for tenants against unfair letting fees

ESRC:  Making inroads in infrastructure

Food Standards Agency:  Publication of survey of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria in chicken & pork

ESFA:  National Apprenticeship Week 2019 date announced

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:

Brandseam Ltd

Click here to find out more.

Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:

DCMS:  Cairncross seeks views on threats to press

MHCLG:  Building stronger communities through English language learning

DWP:  Secretary of State urges parents not to “miss out” on National Insurance credits


 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 ‘partnership’ negotiations with the EU)

DExEU:  Secretary of State - Statement to Parliament September 4th 2018

Michel Barnier’s meeting with Dominic Raab

International data flows: EC launches the adoption of its adequacy decision on Japan

Defra:  New pilot scheme to bring 2,500 seasonal workers to UK farms

OSSW:  “The UK Government will carry out its duty to protect Welsh industries as we leave the EU”

IFG:  New report: The threat to police and criminal justice after Brexit

BfB:  The Chequers proposal would prevent the UK regaining an independent trade policy

BfB:  The IMF Abetted the European Union’s Subversion of Greek Democracy

BfB:  The EEA Agreement: the key to a simplified Brexit process?  

BfB:  The Treasury is Wrong: UK Trade will Shift to Non-EU Countries after Brexit

BfB: A Modest Proposal For the Irish Border by Richard Tuck


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