Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Early Tech Career Network: Internet of Things (IoT)

ICO:  Statement on Mark Zuckerberg opinion piece

EC welcomes European Parliament's vote on new rules for sharing public sector data

AXELOS:  Machine learning is the key to AI adoption in ITSM


What are the Top 10 Cyber Security Threats and How Can You Safeguard Against Them?

In today’s world of digital collaboration, IT security has become one of the most important areas that Public Sector organisations – both large and small – must consider as part of their business strategy in order to protect their operation from cyber-attacks and data breaches. 

This latest ‘Guide To Today’s Top 10 Cyber Threats’ is an educational piece designed to help readers better understand the cyber threats that organisations across the globe are facing as we collaborate online for business. It includes descriptions of threats, what to look out for, proactive prevention approaches and technology tips to take away and deploy within your organisation.

Click here to find out more and download the guide now.

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

DHSC:  New indemnity scheme for general practice introduced

DHSC:  NHSX - digital experts will be part of cancer & mental health teams

ScotGov:  Increasing support for those with autism

ScotGov:  Improving treatments for mesh complications

Unite:  Pathology workers face £10,000 pay cut in ‘very expensive Watford’ 

NICE:  Changing the role of assessment for children & young people affected by sexual exploitation

ScotGov:  Expansion of free personal care

NHS Digital:  £4.8m available to scale up local digital adult social care projects

Homeless Link:  The research behind the Autism & Homelessness Toolkit

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:

Debonair Languages

Click here to find out more.

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

BEIS:  The Industrial Strategy in action

DCMS:  £60m search begins for the next Peppa Pig, Art Attack and Desert Island Discs

DWP:  April tax changes 2019: changes for you

HMRC:  Making Tax Digital becomes law

WAG:  New support for businesses to pay their bills

Innovate UK:  Four leading edge demonstrators to jumpstart energy revolution

NDA:  Transport, design & licensing helps to address UK nuclear decommissioning challenges

techUK:  MoD publishes new SME Action Plan 2019-2022

RLA:  Client Money Protection now mandatory for letting agents in England

ESPO Procurement Solutions Reference Guide April 2019 Now Available

NCFE helps meet the creative needs of the future

NIESR: 'Higher vocational education can lead to better earnings than degrees’

ESFA:  Independent Training Providers new intervention measures

Wales TUC calls for autism-friendly work places

UK tax scheme gave illegal tax advantages to certain multinational companies

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

MoD:  Investment in Catterick training area creates challenging urban training environment

MoD:  New initiatives introduced to support modern service life

NCFE:  Tips for teachers – autism in the classroom

STFC:  Using drones to protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease

Citizens Advice launches new service for people applying for Universal Credit

Charity Commission:  Charity regulator warns trustees to protect their charity from non-charitable interests

Home Secretary launches Windrush Compensation Scheme

DfE:  Schools to trial new multiplication tables check

DfE:  New online apps launched to transform careers advice for students

DfE:  EdTech Strategy marks 'new era' for schools

DWP:  New 'Help to Claim' service provides extra Universal Credit support

ScotGov:  Fighting the throwaway culture

WAG:  New council tax legislation introduced

WAG:  Finance Minister welcomes Income Tax powers to Wales

NCA:  New national protected persons service starts work


 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 EEA EFTA states sign agreement to protect citizens’ rights

DIT:  UK, Norway and Iceland sign trade continuity agreement

10DS:  PM statement on Brexit: 2 April 2019

DIT:  Businesses and interest groups to advise on trade policy

FCO:  Britain has been shaping the world for centuries. That won’t change with Brexit: article by Jeremy Hunt

Home Office:  Over 50,000 applications to the EU Settlement Scheme on opening weekend

MHCLG:  EU Exit Local Government Delivery Board: March 2019 update

ScotGov:  Support for students after EU exit

UK FCA & the US Securities & Exchange Commission sign updated supervisory cooperation arrangements

PC&PE:  Lords debate Committee’s report on Brexit and food prices

PC&PE:  Brexit: the Erasmus and Horizon programmes debated by Lords

PC&PE:  Government failing to fully support local authorities to prepare for Brexit – urgent action needed

LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on support for councils to prepare for Brexit

EU News:  Vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons

Visa free travel after Brexit: Council and European Parliament reach agreement

EU financial regulators highlight risks of a no-deal Brexit and asset price volatility

Statement by President Juncker on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; 03 April 2019

Brexit preparedness in the area of Health & Food Safety

ESMA updates its recognition of UK CCPs and CSD

IFG:  Brexit effect is ripping up the rules of government, Parliament and politics

OE:  Another Brexit summit on 10 April: what to expect from the EU

OE:  Sweden leaving the EU was never really on the agenda, but the elections could reveal problems ahead

B4B:  A Fourth Vote on The Withdrawal Agreement Requires New Legal Authority

B4B:  UK to EU: Reopen the Withdrawal Agreement!

B4B:  Why Britain will win in the end. Five lessons from France

B4B:  Why a Customs Union Remains a Terrible Idea

B4B:   A French Veto – the Beautiful Symmetry?

B4B:  Why the Internationalist Left Should Oppose the EU Customs Union

B4B:  Labour should wake up to EU reality

B4B:  Brexit : the long view

B4B:   An Open Letter to Parliamentarians 

B4B:  The Great British Brexit Showstopper May Yet Be To Come

B4B:  The EU is terrified of a WTO Brexit – the UK should seize its chance to force a good deal

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