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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  #PlaceBasedInnovation - West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy

techUK:  APPG on Data Analytics launch new Trust, Transparency & Tech report

NCSC:  Advice for Huawei customers after US gives company a temporary general licence

GDS:  How GOV.UK Notify is helping local authorities improve their services

SOCITM:  Six reasons to train public sector leaders

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

DHSC:  MMR vaccination call following high numbers of measles cases

NHS England:  More convenient cancer screening services must be rolled out to boost uptake

NHS Digital:  Child safeguarding system reaches 100% roll-out in London

ScotGov:  Mental health pilot project extended

NHS Health Scotland:  Impact of in-premise marketing on consumer purchasing & consumption of food

WAG funds new minor ailment training for pharmacists

Innovation Agency:  Research needs survey

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:

Best 4 Business Communications Ltd

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

CO:  Minister warns construction industry they must be ready for new rules on paying suppliers on time

Defra:  Asian Longhorn Beetle eradicated in the UK

DfE:  More support to help employers offer T Level industry placements 

ScotGov:  Developing the construction workforce

WAG:  New regulatory regime for fire safety in high-rise buildings to be developed

RLA and Gas Safe join forces to raise gas safety awareness

Dstl:  Market Exploration - Innovation in Aircrew Protection

UK Space Agency: Out of this world ideas win funding in space competition

Innovate UK:  UK-US disruptive composites projects - apply for funding

ESPO Corporate Update Spring 2019 Now Available

NEPO:  Tender Opportunity - Supply of Volume Cut Sized Copier Paper & Production/Specialist Paper

NCFE:  Case study – Flying high - The Launch Group

Reform:  On Track For The Future - Restoring Trust in Trains With Digital Technology

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

MoD:  French authorities announce travel arrangements for D-Day 75 in Normandy

LGA:  Rogue used tyre sellers putting lives at risk, warn councils

Defra:  Public urged to report Oak Processionary Moth caterpillar sightings

Children’s Commissioner:  The World Wide Web at 30: Re-imagining a web built for children

ESRC:  Credit 'Curfews' Answer to UK Debt Crisis

STFC:  New human cell technology will advance our understanding of disease and new drug development

NCFE:  Tackling exclusion in our schools

CCW:  A blooming great garden without the need to splash out

RoSPA:  Road safety targets and a “Vision Zero” approach must be adopted across England

FCO:  UK changes travel advice to Iran

DfE:  New support for trainee teachers

Home Office:  Government expands use of ePassport gates to 7 more countries

MHCLG:  Tens of thousands to benefit from Integrated Communities Innovation Fund

DWP:  New poverty statistics developed to help government target support

ScotGov:  Improving children’s rights

WAG:  “Wales could lead the world in helping nations support at-risk languages”

MoJ:  Government moves closer to introducing Sentencing Code

LC: Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill introduced to Parliament

WAG:  New Welsh approach to youth justice and female offending launched

Reform:  Why The Renationalisation of Probation Isn’t The End, But The Beginning

PC&PE:  Procedure Committee reviews “humble Address” procedure to demand papers

EU Code of Practice against disinformation

European Parliament candidates from the main Spanish parties propose reforming the EU institutions

 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

10DS:  PM statement on new Brexit deal: 22 May 2019

10DS:  PM's speech on new Brexit deal: 21 May 2019

techUK responds to PM's latest Brexit speech

10DS:  PM's statement in Downing Street: 24 May 2019

NAO:  Preparing for trade negotiations

PC&PE:  Lords Committee continues inquiry into EU fish discard legislation

PC&PE:  Many questions to be answered on future UK-EU transport connectivity

OE:  Migration dominates the general election in Denmark

B4B:  Franco-British relations, headed for rupture?

B4B:  No Deal is in Sight

B4B:   The Character-Assassination of Nigel Farage: Thoughts from an Imaginary Potential Brexit Party Voter

B4B:  An Appeal from Old Labour to Corbyn’s Labour

B4B:  A Voter’s Grand Remonstrance

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