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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  DCMS public consultation on the Statement of Strategic Priorities

techUK:  Inspiring the next generation of cyber strategy professionals

techUK:  ETSI Publish Cyber Security Standard for Consumer IoT

ICO and FCA sign updated Memorandum of Understanding

EU and global securities regulators welcome agreement on data transfer

GCS Apprenticeship – applications now live

Accelerating GDPR Webinar: Beyond Compliance to Better Customer Service: 4th March 10am

Discover how you can streamline your GDPR processes to promote trust, efficiency and collaboration across your organisation.

With GDPR requirements in effect for almost a year, most organisations are examining their processes to ensure personal data is handled lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. With strict timelines and reporting requirements, automating these processes and extending the reach of information governance can enhance productivity and performance.

Join the live webinar on Monday 4 March at 10:00am, where we’ll discuss:  

  • The impact of GDPR on the Public Sector - the highs and lows
  • How you can automate manual tasks to simplify the process of information requests
  • How you can protect sensitive content and collaborate digitally with external agencies securely

Learn how to see beyond simple GDPR compliance to deliver better customer service.

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

DHSC:  NHSX: new joint organisation for digital, data & technology

DHSC:  NHS prescription charges from April 2019

ScotGov:  Increase in mental health workforce

WAG:  New funding to help prevent and reduce suicide in Wales

POST:  Reservoirs of Antimicrobial Resistance

NICE:  Medicines optimisation - Why is it important and where to start

CQC:  New guidance addresses relationships & sexuality among people using adult social care services

Reform:  Action is Needed Now on Adult Social Care

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 Business / Commercial items of note:

Defra:  Countryside Stewardship opens for applications in 2019

MoJ:  The Greatest Resources For Developers

ScotGov:  Farming and climate change

WAG:  5,000 jobs now created by Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme

(Innovate UK:  innovative ideas to change the world - new business funding

techUK:  Defence Intranet (DEFNET) access - update for industry partners

RLA:  Give benefit tenants a choice

CIPD:  Inflation & skills shortages push private sector pay expectations to a seven-year high

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

MoD:  New medal awarded to recognise the changing character of warfare

MoD:  New research on the long-term health of 2 groups of older veterans

MoD:  New veterans ID cards rolled out to service leavers

Defence Sec. extends housing offer to veterans

LGA: spend on asylum-seeking children doubles in four years

WAG:  Plum choice – Denbigh fruit given protected food name status

CCC: UK homes unfit for the challenges of climate change

Goodbye GSI: Charity Commission email addresses are changing

Sport England:  Workforce Development Continues With Online Course For Coaches

UK online centres:  New digital inclusion funding round open now

PC&PE:  One family - rethinking Britain’s relationship with the Overseas Territories

CO:  'Outsourcing Playbook' published

Home Office:  Psychological safety for researchers

DfE:  Disadvantaged families to benefit from free early learning apps

Action Fraud:  Renters urged to spot the signs of Tenancy Deposit Scheme fraud

New EASO Practical Guide on the best interests of the child in asylum procedures

EU News:  Fighting against populism is everybody's business, says EESC Diversity Europe Group


 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

10DS:  Joint statement on behalf of PM May and President Juncker

DIT:  UK and Israel sign trade continuity agreement

DIT:  UK and Palestinian Authority sign trade continuity agreement  

DIT:  Trade Agreement Continuity

MHCLG:  LAs with major ports to receive funding boost to help with Brexit preparations

Defra:  A World To Win

Defra:  Government urges businesses to prepare for changes to animal imports & exports in a no-deal Brexit

Defra:  New guidance on the movement of horses and other equines in a no deal scenario

NCSC:  Ciaran Martin's CyberSec speech in Brussels

HMRC:  HMRC outlines phased approach for Entry Summary Declarations

EU News:  Ensuring basic air connectivity in the event of no-deal Brexit – Council sets its position

ESMA to recognise three UK CCPs in the event of a no-deal Brexit

EU and global securities regulators welcome agreement on data transfer

EESC goes to Belfast to listen to concerns over #Brexit

Immigration liaison officers: Council Presidency & European Parliament reach provisional agreement

EIOPA calls upon national supervisory authorities to minimise the detriment if No Deal Brexit 

Basic air connectivity in the event of no-deal Brexit – provisional agreement with the Parliament

Joint statement on behalf of President Juncker and Prime Minister May

ScotGov:  Calls for EU nationals to stay in Scotland

ScotGov:  Economic impact of ‘No Deal’ Brexit

WAG:  "Wales – Ireland links more important than ever” – Lord Elis-Thomas

WAG:  £1.5m to grow the foundations of Wales’ economy

WAO:  ‘No-deal’ Brexit planning is being ramped up, but the picture varies across Wales’ public services

PC&PE:  Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill needs more safeguards, Committee argues

PC&PE:  Third report scrutinising Brexit-related international agreements published

OE:  Swedish Euroscepticism is growing, but a ‘Swexit’ remains very unlikely

B4B:  Singapore wouldn’t accept EU vassalage, and neither should we

B4B:  How Awful Are The Backstop Trade Proposals?

B4B:  The Mandarins Speak

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