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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK at the WTO - Exploring how tech changes trade

ICO call for views on creating a regulatory sandbox

Audit Scotland:  Broadband roll-out faces its toughest hurdle

AXELOS:  ITSM best-practice for delivering digital transformation 

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

We must listen to NHS staff, says NHS Confederation in response to BMA report

WAG:  NHS staff to benefit from new pay deal

Pause in creating’ tax avoiding’ NHS subsidiary companies welcomed by Unite

NICE:  Patients with high-risk skin cancer have new treatment option

NHS Digital:  18 local partnerships design adult social care services of the future with £1.4m funding

LGA:  Strain on unpaid carers putting adult social care at increased risk of collapse

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

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

MHCLG:  Government investment to overcome barriers to building

MoD:  Facilities management suppliers invited to bid for places on new framework

DfT:  Innovative ideas to transform UK rail in line to bid for £ms in government grants

CJEU: Pregnant workers, workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding who work shifts

POST:  Shift Work, Sleep and Health

FRC: Research shows that more companies should treat diversity as part of business strategy

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

DWP:  Opening access to the countryside

TfL:  New funding to help minimise the impact of deliveries across London

Met Office:  Stormy weather continues

HO:  New strategic direction for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

LC: A fairer deal for leaseholders of houses and flats

Police reveal 17-24 year olds most likely to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake car insurance

Legatum Inst.:  Social Metrics Commission launches a new measure of UK poverty

EC presents comprehensive approach for the modernisation of the World Trade Organisation

CJEU: Organic products from animals that have been the subject of ritual slaughter


 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)

10DS:  PM Brexit negotiations statement: 21 September 2018

EU News:  General Affairs Council (Article 50)

Salzburg informal summit September 2018

HM Treasury:  IMF Article IV Press Conference 2018: Chancellor's statement

PC&PE:  Brexit: the customs challenge report published

OSSW:  Welsh Secretary discusses Brexit with EU Expert Panel

techUK:  MAC report highlights positive contribution from immigrants

PX  welcomes “typically hard-headed and balanced” MAC report 

CIPD:  MAC migration report recommendations will not deliver the skills & labour UK employers need

Adam Smith Inst:  11 US & UK Think Tanks produce the ideal free trade agreement

IEA:  Impact of Brexit on the UK economy grossly exaggerated

CBI: "Migration should be part of trade negotiations, starting with the EU"

NCA statement on contingency planning in relation to UK withdrawal from the EU

CJEU: Brexit and European arrest warrant

Open Europe:  What does the MAC report mean for future UK immigration policy?

BfB:  A Narrow Focus on EU Trade restricts Global Opportunities by Robert Bates

BfB:  A Border Once Again by Dr Graham Gudgin

BfB:  The Irish Backstop and UK Sovereignty

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