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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  4 of the 5 Govtech Catalyst challenge owners are councils

DCMS:  Jeremy Wright's speech at Doteveryone's Responsible Tech conference

PC&PE:  Social media companies must be subject to legal ‘duty of care'

STFC:  Design completed of the networking 'backbone' of the world's largest ever radio telescope

Launch Announcement: Reform goes live on WiredGov.

WiredGov are delighted to announce that we will be delivering the latest news and research produced by Reform think tank.

Reform is established as the leading Westminster think tank for public service reform. It is dedicated to achieving better and smarter public services, setting out ideas that will improve public services for all and deliver value for money in the UK.

Reform is strictly independent and non-party in its approach.

On WiredGov, Reform will provide updates on its latest research and on some of the larger events it organises.

Some WiredGov profiles are set to automatically add and receive new channels, which means that most of you don’t need to take any further action. However, if you opted out of this setting when registering discover how to add Reform to your profile here.

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

DHSC:  Funding for councils to develop local solutions to childhood obesity

NHS England:  Five-year deal to expand GP services and kick start NHS Long Term Plan implementation

NAO:  Investigation into the management of health screening

ScotGov:  New group to tackle loneliness

WAG host public events in North Wales to tackle obesity as part of new plan

Launch Announcement: Reform goes live on WiredGov

Reform:  Making NHS data work for everyone

NHS Digital:  More than £1m available for innovative digital social care projects

Homeless Link:  New map of London’s homelessness services launched

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

BEIS:  Boost for small business through new government investment in tech project trials

ICO:  Blog: How will personal data continue to flow after Brexit?

MHCLG:  Housing Minister tightens up rules on electrical safety to better protect renters

WAG:  New drive to support women entrepreneurs

FCA proposes rules on investment pathways & other measures to improve retirement outcomes for consumers

Ofcom:  Why children spend time online

LPC publishes research on the effects of the minimum wage on employment & automation

RLA:  Rent controls would hurt London tenants

techUK:  Launch of Returner Experiences

Ordnance Survey makes map toolkit for developers

GeoPlace:  Britain’s Most Fantastic Addresses (and UPRNs)

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:

North & Hawkins Building Consultants and Chartered Surveyors.

Click here to find out more.

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

LGA responds to local government ethics report

Civil Service:  Smarter Working - the Civil Service journey

FDA opposes Treasury halting public sector pension scheme valuations

Charity regulator makes robust use of new enforcement powers

Sport England:  People With Learning Disabilities Given Help to Get Active & Boost confidence  

DIFD:  National Conversation on Investing for the Global Goals

MHCLG:  Final local government finance settlement 2019 to 2020: written statement

DfE:  New national strategy unveiled to boost teacher numbers

DfE:  New schemes to help care leavers access education & employment

Home Secretary announces new police powers to deal with knife crime

DCMS:  Digital revolution to use the power of data to combat illegal wildlife trade & reduce food waste

ScotGov:  Budget agreement

WAG:  New Refugee & Asylum Seeker plan for Wales launched ~ WAG:  Asylum seekers and refugees Plan

MoJ:  Drug detection technology arrives at 10 prisons

ESRC:  Making rehabilitation work for ex-prisoners

LC: Make it easier for leaseholders to manage their properties

RUSI:  Resilience of Necessity in the Baltics


 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:  UK & Gibraltar Discuss Future and Conclude Agreement on Gambling

10DS:  PM statement to the House of Commons: 29 January 2019

Defra:  New government guidance encourages pesticides industry to prepare for EU exit

DHSC:  New advice for travellers visiting the UK, EU or EEA in the event of a no-deal EU Exit

BEIS:  UK businesses urged to register for continued Horizon 2020 research funding

DTI:  UK and Chile sign continuity agreement

DTI:  UK signs Eastern and Southern Africa trade continuity agreement

DCMS:  Data Protection and Brexit - Is your organisation prepared?

Home Office:  Government outlines no deal arrangements for EU citizens

MHCLG:  Councils in England to receive over £50m to support Brexit preparations

DfT:  Swiss haulage agreement

HMRC hosts event for businesses who export & import with the EU

FCA has agreed MoUs with ESMA and EU regulators 

ICO:  Blog: How will personal data continue to flow after Brexit?

NIC:  Alternative to the EIB needed to support infrastructure investment

PC&PE:  UK infrastructure bank may be needed to replace EIB funding post-Brexit

PC&PE:  A ‘managed no deal’ cannot constitute the policy of any responsible Government, says Brexit Committee

EU Ship inspection organisations – Brexit preparedness

EU energy efficiency rules adapted in view of Brexit

EC Brexit Preparedness:  Erasmus+, social security & the EU budget

Speeches by President Juncker and Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier

Trans-European transport network – Coreper approves mandate for talks on Brexit-related adaptation

RUSI at House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee – Future of UK sanctions policy

PX:  The ‘Backstop’ Paralysis: A Way Out

OE:  Crunching the numbers - is there a Parliamentary majority for anything?

OE: Is the Franco-German engine running out of steam?

NLGN:  Councils’ leadership reveal Brexit’s negative impact on community cohesion across the country

B4B:  The People versus Parliament 

B4B:  What a Boy Scout could teach UK supermarkets

B4B:  The European Commission is slowly strangulating Europe

B4B:  Remainers have given the EU the status of a religious cult

B4B:  Repeated claims that Sterling is losing value are fake news

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