Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  TechConnect: And the winner is…

techUK:  DfT seeks novel ideas for future aviation & border security

techUK:  The 2019 ERT Awards are Go!

Cabinet Office:  Government starts to accept Apple Pay and Google Pay for online services

GDS:  Welcome to the updated Service Standard

RUSI:  The Huawei Debate’s Other Lesson


The government’s stated aim for all departments to exit large single supplier IT contracts by 2020 leaves many unanswered questions, not least:

  • Where is the activity driving change at a pace capable of achieving the target?
  • Who, indeed, is doing what and where?
  • How to deal with everything from suppliers vested self-interest to legal implications?

A series of papers is now available on how IT functions across the public sector are currently facing up to the challenge of dismantling complex outsourcing arrangement...Of course, there is no silver bullet, no set of words is going to make your organisation’s IT disaggregation ‘a walk in the park’ ...but hopefully these assets provide some helpful steps in the right direction.

Find out more...

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

NHS England:  NHS funds handheld headache-busting device as part of Long Term Plan

NHS England funds £2m to boost system-wide leadership development

NHS Digital:  711,000 hospital admissions where obesity was a factor in 2017/18

LGA responds to report on support for people living with arthritis

Innovation Agency:  Patients to get faster access to new treatments & tech

NICE:  Demand faster treatment - Why people with pancreatic cancer simply cannot afford to wait

NICE:  Lower price for MS drug paves the way for positive recommendation from NICE

HL:  Understanding Alcohol & Homelessness

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:

Peacock Stevens & Co

Click here to find out more.

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

BEIS:  New guide to help consumer markets better support adults at risk

DIT:  UK satellite exports go into orbit

PC&PE:  Government responds to Committee's 'High streets & town centres in 2030' report

DfT:  Trailblazing ideas set to shape the future of aviation & border security

WAG:  “Wales has the opportunity to lead the way on fair work”

Companies House: Businesses & consumers to be given increased protections from criminal activity

Innovate UK:  KTP Best of the Best 2019 winners announced

RLA:  Repossession: Courts failing landlords and tenants

ESPO launches MSTAR3 framework - Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resources

Ordnance Survey and Mobileye begin trials to map Britain’s roadside infrastructure

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

LGA responds to APPG report on knife crime

Children’s Commissioner:  Response to Edward Timpson’s school exclusions review

STFC:  UK's neutron science facility celebrates its impact on the world

NCFE:  Why NCFE is launching the #FullyFunctional campaign

EA Chair calls for new approach to flood & coastal resilience

Sport England:  Pilot Aims to Get Older People Active

FCO:  Independent Review of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians interim report: FS's statement

Rory Stewart comments on IDC report into use of UK aid to tackle climate change

Government introduces bill to tackle Palace of Westminster fire risk

DfE:  Schools backed to tackle bad behaviour

DfE:  Free meals & activities for 50,000 children over 2019 summer holidays

MHCLG:  Embrace the benefits of public scrutiny, councils told

ScotGov:  Benefits assessment service design underway

WAG:  Work underway to create Wales’ own planning inspectorate

MoJ:  Video hearings tested in domestic abuse cases

ScotGov:  Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill passed

ScotGov:  Vulnerable Witnesses Bill passed

RUSI:  Britain’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent - Flawed Arguments by Disarmament Doves & Deterrence Hawks

 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:  SoS Steve Barclay's speech at the Future of Europe Conference at Sibiu, Romania

WAG:  Radical changes needed in Whitehall to catch up with devolution and protect the Union – FM

IFG:  Failure to resolve Brexit tensions could place the Union at risk

OE:  EU foreign policy after Brexit - the debate over decision-making rules continues

OE:  The Netherlands looks set to send a strong Eurosceptic contingent to the European Parliament

OE:  What next for Brexit?

B4B:  A Second Referendum: Misleading Claims and False Temptations

B4B:  Tory MPs need To Get Real: It’s Got To Be Boris

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