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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Living in the Internet of Things | Call for papers

techUK:  MCPD and SGC: Guidance for Data Centre Operators

techUK:  Smart Meter Programme Assessment by the NAO

DCMS:  Stellar new board appointed to lead world-first Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation

GDS:  Public sector website accessibility statements - what you need to know


Emissions Based Parking (EBP) is changing the behaviour of motorists across London, reducing vehicle pollution and improving air quality without complex and costly infrastructure or administration, delivering a 16% reduction in Diesel vehicle usage.

Recently implemented by Westminster, City of London, and the Boroughs of Islington and Camden, this world-leading solution enables local authorities to adjust their on- and off-street parking tariffs depending on the emissions, fuel type and age of the vehicle.

With 38 out of 43 UK areas failing EU emission levels and up to 40,000 people in the UK dying each year due to pollution, there is significant potential for RingGo EBP to be extended across the 45 local authorities failing to tackle the issue sufficiently.

Click here to discover more.

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

DHSC:  PHE and NHSE launch national drive to trace hepatitis C patients

NHS England:  Over 65s urged to take advantage of record flu vaccination programme

NHS Digital:  New standard to improve info sharing between community pharmacies & GP practices

NHS Health Scotland:  Making the food we eat outside the home healthier

CMA:  Consumer law advice sets out obligations for care homes

Homeless Link:  Your views matter: inquiry into the welfare safety net

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

BEIS:  UK Space Agency: Major new multi-£m satellite investment deal for the UK

DIT:  Opening of business applications for the new UK Investment Support Directory

NIC:  New report echoes call for hydrogen trials for low-carbon heat

DfE:  Construction industry to benefit from major skills boost

ESRC:  New £2.5m project to unite business & research in a bid to revolutionise construction in UK

DWP:  £ms awarded to help people with health conditions stay in work ~ Work & disabled people

ScotGov:  Severe weather employer guidelines

WAG:  4 new Enterprise hubs to spark Welsh business announced

Innovate UK:  Testing new medical technologies in the NHS: apply for funding

Ofwat calls for fairer, faster, more hassle free compensation for water customers

Dstl participates in the latest unmanned systems military exercise - Autonomous Warrior 18

NEPO’s solution for Furniture included in ‘Deals for Schools’

ESFA:  'Opportunities Through Apprenticeships' project is launched

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:


Click here to find out more.

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

DVSA:  New MOT standards improving our air quality

ESRC:  Ready for school?

NCFE:  Engaging technical learners can break the exclusion-prison cycle

Charity Commission:  Updated guidance to support trustee decision-making

Cabinet Office:  New 'Social Value' contracts to revolutionise government procurement

DfE:  Government boosts student choice with two-year degrees

DfE:  Pioneering new approach to assessing pupils with complex disabilities to be introduced in schools

LGA responds to DFT measures to improve cyclist safety

IOPC:  Use of tights to cover unmarked police car emergency lights prompts introduction of national policy

MoJ:  New search teams to disrupt & deter violence in prisons

LC: New Sentencing Code to help prevent unlawful sentences being handed out

PC&PE:  MPs recommend reducing the number of Lords

Dioxins and related PCBs: tolerable intake level updated


 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 speech to CBI: 19 November 2018

10DS:  PM statement in Downing Street: 22 November 2018

10DS:  PM statement on EU negotiations: 22 November 2018

10DS:  Draft Withdrawal Agreement and Outline Political Declaration

10DS:  Northern Ireland organisations meet PM

FCO Open Forums for UK Nationals in the Netherlands

Press statement by Michel Barnier following the General Affairs Council (Article 50)

Draft Political Declaration setting out the Framework for the Future Relationship between the EU & the UK

EU News:  Managing risks of a no-deal Brexit in the area of central clearing

DIT:  New Zealand consults on a new free trade agreement with the UK

WAO:  Brexit and the Rural Development Programme in Wales

PX:  UK Supreme Court chooses not to reverse unconstitutional Article 50 judgment

techUK:  Brexit - What’s the deal on the table and what happens next?

IEA reacts to Government's draft Withdrawal Agreement

IEA:  Chaos at UK ports would wreck supply chains

Open Europe responds to the draft Withdrawal Agreement

OE:  European states are unhappy with some aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement

OE:  The Brexit deal needs to be modified in order to pass through Parliament

OE:  The Political Declaration sets out choices, it does not give answers

OE:  UK-EU Political Declaration offers a relationship from “Canada-plus” to “Chequers-minus”

B4B:  The Worst horrors inside Hotel California

B4B:  The Seven Deadly Sins in the draft Withdrawal Agreement

B4B:  A Freudian Slip on the Irish Border?

B4B:  No democracy please, we’re British  

B4B:  State of Play of the Negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
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End of reprocessing at Thorp signals new era for Sellafield
End of reprocessing at Thorp signals new era for Sellafield
The NDA has reached a major milestone in its decommissioning mission with the end of nuclear fuel reprocessing at Thorp.
Supply chain event attracts record 1,700 visitors
Supply chain event attracts record 1,700 visitors
A record 1,700 visitors enjoyed a day of exhibitions and informal networking at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain Event.
Nucleus named Scotland’s Best Building 2018
Nucleus named Scotland’s Best Building 2018
The NDA archive Nucleus has collected another prestigious award after being named the best building in Scotland by one of the industry’s professional bodies.
Wylfa reactors 75% defuelled
Wylfa reactors 75% defuelled
Hazard reduction at Magnox’s Wylfa Site on Anglesey has reached a significant milestone, with three-quarters of the used nuclear fuel now emptied from its twin reactors.
Collaborative decommissioning research TRANSCENDS the individual approach
Collaborative decommissioning research TRANSCENDS the individual approach
A £9.4 million research programme will link experts from the nuclear industry with UK academics and PhD students to wrestle with some of the challenges in dealing with radioactive waste.
What is reprocessing?
What is reprocessing?
We have been reprocessing used nuclear fuel at Sellafield for decades. But what exactly is reprocessing?