Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  New export control training for techUK members

techUK:  National Data Strategy open call for evidence

ICO joins the UK Regulators Network

Surveillance Camera Commissioner:  Secure by design, secure by default - self-certification scheme launched


Calling all Public Sector Talent Acquisition, HR and Recruitment professionals… Your knowledge and insights are needed to contribute to this Public Sector Benchmark Survey.

The challenges faced by public sector recruiters are of course fundamentally different from those encountered the Private sector. With Brexit looming, continued austerity measures and budget restraints, how can the Public Sector possibly compete to attract the best Talent. This survey is designed discover what challenges recruiters are currently facing. By taking this 3-minute survey, you’ll be providing invaluable data towards our current research brief on Talent Acquisition & Recruitment in the Public Sector.

All respondents will get access to the full report & analysis along with the chance to discuss the findings at a dedicated Public Sector event in October.

Please participate now…our thanks in advance for your time insights!

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

CQC:  Stories of improvement from 8 independent hospitals ~ Driving improvement: 8 Case studies

10DS:  PM launches new mission to put prevention at the top of the mental health agenda

ScotGov:  Improving services for mesh complications

WAG:  New legislation introduced to provide further quality in Welsh health & social care ~ Health & Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill: summary

NHS Confed:  New legislation introduced to provide further quality across health & social care will add momentum to changes in organisational culture and behaviour

PC&PE:  Serious lack of training for doctors on eating disorders, Committee report finds

Unite: Suffolk families could be ‘badly affected’ by swingeing health visitor cuts

Homeless Link:  News blog survey - We need your help!

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:

Alexander King Associates Ltd

Click here to find out more.

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

BEIS:  New powers to fine firms that exploit consumer loyalty

BEIS:  Broad new measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time

HO:  Government publishes details of immigration advisory groups

DfE:  Traineeships help young people to access jobs & further study

HMRC:  Execution of deeds by corporate bodies  

LC: New guidance needed to improve anti-money laundering regime

UK Space Agency: Israeli space tech firm hiSky expands to the UK

NDA:  Sellafield Ltd launches transformational education programme

Innovate UK:  ENGIE partners with Innovate UK to fund pioneering energy projects

RLA:  How to - Protect your home from water damage

CMA expects Facebook and eBay to tackle sale of fake reviews

IPPR:  Employ migrants in jobs that match their qualifications to boost economy by £7bn

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

MoD:  UK troops teach women to protect themselves against sexual violence in conflict

LGA responds to calls to repeal Vagrancy Act

DfT:  New road sign to improve road safety and protect animals

EA:  Preventing pollution & hazards from soil water run-off

NCFE:  5 tips for tackling behaviour that challenges

TfL innovation challenge finds new ways of tackling congestion on London’s roads

HM Treasury:  Individuals to be protected from 'devastating impact' of problem debt

Citizens Advice responds to a new scheme to help people in debt

Home Office:  New global resettlement scheme for the most vulnerable refugees announced

WAG:  One-stop support hubs for refugees launched across Wales

DfT:  Review of Blue Badge fraud as scheme is extended to those with ‘hidden disabilities’

ScotGov:  Automatic pardon for gay & bisexual men

ScotGov:  Free sanitary products for students

ScotGov:  Gender recognition reform

Law Commissions’ analysis of responses to automated vehicle consultation points to the way forward

 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:  Treaty on voting rights signed with Luxembourg

DExEU:  Technical advisory group on alternative arrangements to the backstop established

The EU and the United States reach an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

ScotGov:  Brexit: Unheard Voices

IEA:  UK farming industry can prosper unshackled from the Common Agricultural Policy

OE:  The European Parliament’s composition after Brexit

B4B:  The EU Will Reopen the Withdrawal Agreement

B4B:   A Modest Proposal to limit the danger of democracy

B4B:  The Brexit Bill? Go to arbitration

B4B:  A Clean Managed Brexit

B4B:  The Strange Case of Rory Stewart: Stalking Horse? Trojan Horse? Or both?

B4B:  Brexit: leading the way to a Europe of nations

B4B:  Before You Go to Brussels, New Prime Minister, Ask the Swiss

B4B:  Driving off a Cliff Edge? Is Brexit really the cause of the problems with the UK car industry?

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:
Innovate UK
Latest Documents

Loopwheels: delivering a smoother ride for wheelchair users
Loopwheels: delivering a smoother ride for wheelchair users
A business supported by Innovate UK has designed a wheelchair with suspension that is improving the comfort of users across the globe.

Partner with Singapore on disruptive projects: apply for funding
Partner with Singapore on disruptive projects: apply for funding
Organisations can apply for a share of £1 million to work with Singaporean companies.

CuteCircuit: clothing the wearer in immersive sound
CuteCircuit: clothing the wearer in immersive sound
A wearable technology firm supported by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is creating an immersive experience that helps the user hear and feel sound.

New £153 million programme to commercialise UK’s quantum tech
New £153 million programme to commercialise UK’s quantum tech
£153 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund funding, alongside £205 million from industry, will support commercialisation of quantum technologies.
Innovate UK releases 2019-2020 Delivery Plan
Innovate UK releases 2019-2020 Delivery Plan
Innovate UK sets out plan to drive sustainable economic growth through business-led innovation.