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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK green week - one month to go!

techUK:  Government publishes code of conduct for AI and data-driven technology

Home Office:  Documenting design

NCSC releases core questions to help Britain's biggest boards understand their cyber risk

GDS:  What’s happening with the service standard?

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

DHSC:  New flu vaccine available this winter for those aged 65 & over

DHSC:  National conversation with health & care staff begins

NHS Digital:  New professional information standard for digital maternity records published

ScotGov:  Improving mental health services

NHS Health Scotland:  Implementing the right to health

WAG:  Work begins on step change in emotional & mental health support in schools

Unite:  Health visiting in Birmingham ‘in meltdown’

HL:  Over half of homeless people suffer from chronic pain

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:

Birketts LLP

Click here to find out more.

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

BEIS:  Government announces new measures to boost funding for small businesses

BEIS:  UK first - Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave

ScotGov:  Ultra-deep water port location revealed

UK Space Agency:  Newton’s Space Saplings; can you give them space to grow?

Innovate UK:  Get a game-changing idea to market - apply for an innovation loan

FSA:  New research reveals challenges facing young people with food allergies & intolerances

Collaborate:  Part I: ‘What can we do together that we can’t do apart?’

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

ESRC:  Psychologists explore what happens when people are forgotten by others

FCO:  Corruption & conflict - An insidious plague

FCO:  UK fingerprinting kits to help in fight against illegal wildlife trade

Home Office proposes extending stop & search powers

MoJ:  Justice Secretary unveils Victims Strategy


 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)

NAO:  Defra - Progress in Implementing EU Exit

Defra:  UK Government Agriculture Bill - Scotland myth-buster

ScotGov:  “No answers to basic questions” on future EU security partnership

ScotGov:  Brexit preparation

ScotGov:  Brexit passport concerns

WAG:  ‘No deal’ Brexit worst possible scenario for Welsh patients

WAG:  Agriculture Bill is an important step in supporting Welsh farmers post-Brexit

OSSW:  Landmark Agriculture Bill to deliver a green Brexit

NHS Confed: Preparing for Brexit -leading health & social care organisations discuss risks & how to address them

techUK:  No Deal Notice on Data shows legal complexities face by UK companies

IFG:  Brexit spending review will be hardest yet

IEA sets out framework for independent UK Fisheries policy

Open Europe:  Europe reacts to Juncker’s “The Hour of European Sovereignty” speech

BfB:  Brexit -  pollsters and press play bait & switch by Bob Edwards

BfB:  Was Margaret Thatcher Right After All? Dangers of a Resurgent Germany by Adrian Hill

Seven reasons why another Brexit referendum is a bad idea by Tom Simpson


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