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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Global tech companies, partners identify tools to fight trafficking

techUK:  Freeview Launch Mobile App for PSB Content

EC adopts adequacy decision on Japan, creating the world's largest area of safe data flows

Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree on new rules for sharing of public sector data

NCSC:  Cyber experts urge global CEOs to understand threat

NHS England:  NHS App begins public rollout

GDS:  What’s happening in Services Week?

How GDS is helping tackle global corruption

PC&PE:  Online abuse law not fit for purpose, says Petitions Committee

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

DHSC:  £10m to develop vaccines against global infectious diseases

DHSC:  Antimicrobial resistance: UK launches 5-year action plan and 20-year vision

NHS England:  Decade of improved outcomes for patients thanks to Surgical Safety Checklist

NHS England:  NHS App begins public rollout

NHS Digital:  Digital inclusion project brings healthcare technology to the homeless

LGA responds to NAO report on NHS financial sustainability

STFC:  Millions of osteoporosis sufferers could be helped by bone-growing technology

NICE:  Offer digital CBT to young people with mild depression

NAO:  Pressures on children’s social care

WAG:  Housing First supporting people to leave homelessness behind

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:

CSS Consulting​

Click here to find out more.

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

NIC:  First electric Car of the Year highlights need for infrastructure support

HMRC:  Self Assessment returns - unbelievable excuses & dubious expenses

Innovate UK:  Remote health monitoring of people in custody - apply for funding

STFC:  Smartphone app to help farmers with pest control

ESRC leading on £3m UKRI investment as part of global R&D collaboration

RUSI:  One Step at a Time: Limited Reform of UK’s Limited Partnerships

Ofwat’s revamped Principles put strong focus on purpose, values and culture

RLA:  Tax rises hitting tenants in rented housing

RLA presents Universal Credit evidence to London Assembly Housing Committee

techUK:  Modern Slavery Act review recommends new requirements

HM Land Registry:  Geovation Programme returns for 2019

OS:  Engine Shed & Geovation partner to provide a boost to South West GeoTech and PropTech start-ups

Insolvency Service:  Protect your pension pots from investment scams and negligent trustees

NCFE:  Accreditation Services Case Study - Bullying Intervention Ltd

RUSI:  US and China - Trade, Technology Theft and Arrests

Unite, Bristol City Council and DAS UK Group to sign Dying to Work charter on Tuesday 29 January

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

HMRC:  New tool helps savers get a 50% government boost to their savings

Global Research Hubs supported by ESRC will tackle world's toughest challenges

STFC:  Ground breaking 'Virtual driving assistant' for seniors gets a test drive across Merseyside

Civil Service:  Why we must remember the Holocaust

RoSPA:  New guidance released to prevent inland water drownings

ScotGov:  Supporting young people at risk of going missing

DIFD:  Darwin Plus: 'Bird-borne' radar for albatrosses among 17 new projects to be funded

DfE:  Education generates £bns for UK economy

DfE:  Accelerated degrees approved by MPs

MHCLG:  James Brokenshire announces overhaul of broken housing complaints system

DfT:  DASA Download: Future Aviation Security Solutions

DfT:  UK to lead charge in emerging maritime technology

WAG:  ‘This is Not Love. This is Control’ – campaign launched to help people in controlling relationships

Simplify Immigration Rules, proposes Law Commission

FRC: Artificial intelligence and corporate reporting

EC refers the UK to the Court for its failure to comply with VAT rules for certain commodity markets

EESC calls for ambitious reform of the WTO to address world trade challenges in coherence with EU values


 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:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents  

DExEU:  Expat voting rights treaty secured with Spain

10DS:  PM statement to the House of Commons on Brexit: 21 January 2019

10DS:  PM meeting with PM Ardern: 21 January 2019

DIT:  UK & New Zealand to continue Mutual Recognition Agreement

I:nternational Trade Secretary in Davos to get trade continuity agreements over the line

DfE:  £2.5m to boost international exchanges for schools

Defra:  No deal Brexit advice - Changes for timber importers and exporters

Defra encourages range of industries to prepare for chemical use in the event of a no-deal EU exit

MHRA: Contingency legislation covering regulation of medicines & medical devices in a no deal scenario

HMT:  Switzerland and UK to sign post-Brexit Insurance deal

EC adopts 2 contingency proposals to help mitigate impact of “no-deal” Brexit on EU fisheries

EC adopts adequacy decision on Japan, creating the world's largest area of safe data flows

ScotGov:  Businesses concerned about Brexit

techUK:  A step forward for digital trade

IFG:  Statement: Select committees must demand update on government’s no deal Brexit plans

IFG:  Whitehall Monitor 2019: Brexit impact being felt throughout government

Open Europe:  Romania’s first EU presidency: Achieving cohesion will be challenging

OE:  Are MPs close to ruling out a No Deal Brexit?

PX:  The risks of the “Grieve amendment” to remove precedence for Government business

B4B:   Kate Hoey: Is May really seeking a solution to the NI backstop?

B4B:  Lord Peter Lilley – Is May playing chicken?

B4B:  The British road to Dirty War 

B4B:  Sliding Smoothly Out of the EU

B4B:  Ironically, it will take a ‘no deal’ to solve the Irish border issue

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