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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Skills, talent and diversity podcast

EDPS: Assessing proportionality of measures

EC statement on the Code of Practice against disinformation

STFC:  Using big science to train data experts in bits and bytes

Civil Service:  The role of geospatial data in a modern, digital economy

AXELOS:  Stakeholder Engagement – what and why?

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

DHSC:  Health & Social Care Secretary bans pagers from the NHS

DHSC:  Parents encouraged to be aware of scarlet fever symptoms

DfE:  New training for health visitors to boost early language skills

ScotGov:  Organ & tissue donation changes

Innovate UK:  Better, faster, more personalised asthma treatment

Ofsted:  Social care commentary -  using models of practice successfully

WAG:  Extra funding for Care & Repair to help people live independently

Reform:  Proceed With Caution - What Makes Personal Budgets Work?
Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:

DIT:  Trade remedies measures to protect UK businesses & cut prices

DIT:  WTO agreement secures £1.3trillion market for British contractors

DfT:  Government to consult on ban on 10-year-old tyres to boost road safety

DfT:  Rail Review Chair says franchising cannot continue in its current form 

CJEU: Use of Organic production logo of the EU

ScotGov:  Mentor plan for female entrepreneurs

WAG:  Shoppers recognise the quality of Welsh produce & prefer to buy Welsh

Dstl:  Market exploration - point of care diagnostics

Ofcom:  Clear, honest information before you buy broadband

techUK:  Supplier Code of Conduct Refresh

New TUC & GMB passports will help almost 1m disabled people get the support they need at work

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:

ADR Group

Click here to find out more.

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

MOD Sealand to be innovation hotbed for Defence

MoD:  UK & NATO allies to test crisis response on exercise in Germany

PC&PE:  Army and Capita must share blame for soldier recruitment failures

LGA responds to children's services funding analysis

Environment Agency publishes new evidence to plan for flood & coastal risk up to 2065

TfL tackles unsafe roadworks and launches new good practice handbook

NCFE:  Adult Skills and Social mobility

Charity Commission and partners launch fraud resilience survey

HO:  New process for artists & sportspeople entering from Ireland

DfE:  All pupils will be taught about mental & physical wellbeing

ScotGov:  Establishment of national Bank takes step forward

WAG:  Welsh tax plans to build momentum in 2019

NAO:  Transforming Rehabilitation - Progress review

Audit Scotland issues good practice note on performance reports in central government

Mapping Europe’s ecosystems key to ensuring their future health and resilience

 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

GOV.UK Brexit Search

DExEU:  UK and Switzerland sign citizens’ rights agreement

10DS:  PM statement to the House of Commons: 26 February 2019

DHSC:  Update on medicines & medical products supply as we exit the EU

DIT:  Trade remedies measures to protect UK businesses & cut prices

DIT:  WTO agreement secures £1.3trillion market for British contractors

PC&PE:  Fishing and Brexit-related treaties scrutinised by EU Committee

HMRC urges business owners to make sure they are ready for no deal   

HM Treasury:  VAT recovery for financial services exports in a no deal scenario

ScotGov:  Scotland to suffer under UK immigration proposals

EU News:  Preserving social security entitlements in the event of no-deal Brexit: Draft contingency measures

Ensuring safe flying after Brexit

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

FCA:  Joint statement by UK and US authorities on continuity of derivatives trading & clearing post-Brexit

FCA releases updated guidance on EU departure preparations

FCA confirms proposals in the event of a no-deal Brexit

FRC: Accounting and audit 'no deal' letters

OE: Legal changes to the Brexit deal? 4 examples when the EU revisited deals they had already signed off

OE:  The UK’s tariff policy under a No Deal Brexit: Need-to-know

IPPR:  Regional funding after Brexit - Opportunities for the UK's Shared Prosperity Fund

LGA responds to IPPR report on the shared prosperity fund

B4B:  Who is calling the tune? The ‘final choreography’ for Brexit

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