During August, following a short break next week, our editorial team will be highlighting some of the more important / interesting press releases published from Monday 12th August through to September 2nd when full service will resume.


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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  What does VDL mean for EU tech policy?

techUK:  Call for #techUKSmarterState guest blogs!

ICO:  Trade-offs

NCSC:  Government plans to safeguard the future security of UK Telecoms

GDS:  Moving forward our work on identity assurance

UK online centres:  Get Online Week event holder registration is now open

AXELOS:  Why a greater emphasis on emotional intelligence could be a game changer

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

NHS England:  New Deputy Chief People Officer to help make the NHS the ‘best place to work’

CQC:  Hello my name is

King's Fund responds to the government’s open consultation ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’

ScotGov:  Autumn 2020 for organ donation opt-out system

WAG:  Music set to bring comfort to Welsh speakers living with dementia

Innovation Agency:  Inovus secures £1m from SBRI Healthcare

NICE:  Innovative treatment for gynaecological cancers approved for Cancer Drugs Fund

Homeless Link:  Scrap the Vagrancy Act: let the Government hear your views

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. 

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

BEIS:  New investment to drive forward next generation of net zero planes & cars

BEIS:  UK to lead global innovation in sustainable plastics in drive to net zero

BEIS:  Pregnant women & new parents to get enhanced redundancy protections

BEIS:  Compensation for flexible workers facing cancelled shifts

NIC:  Civil engineering leaders endorse Commission’s plan for UK’s long-term infrastructure

MHCLG:  Creativity at heart of West of England Local Industrial Strategy

DfT to embrace AI technology in plans for local roads health-check

DWP:  University? Traineeship? First Job? What’s your post-exam plan?

WAG:  Imports of oak trees restricted to combat threat of Oak Processionary Moth

Innovate UK:  Rail Minister visits zero-emission technology driving the future of railways

Ofcom:  New measures to increase fairness for mobile customers

NDA:  Building a sustainable process with the community at its heart

GeoPlace:  Culture & Location - A Capital Idea

Ordnance Survey:  National Cycle Network paths launched on OS Maps

FRC: Reporting of non-financial conduct to the financial reporting council

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

RUSI:  UK Strategic Command - Look East to Understand What it Means

PC&PE:  Members recommend an increase in the defence budget

Ofsted:  Teachers feel unsupported on classroom behaviour

EA:  Drones to detect illegal water abstractions

STFC:  First-ever mining kits for space rocks being tested by astronauts

Cabinet Office:  Another success for the government’s voter ID pilots: 22 July 2019

MHCLG:  Independent expert appointed to tackle Islamophobia

WAG:  New pilot to tackle food poverty during school holidays

MoJ:  Body-worn cameras to curb aggressive bailiffs

HMICFRS:  Gloucestershire Constabulary fails to record almost 8,000 crimes a year, warns report


 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

Defra:  Government launches call for evidence on allocating additional fishing quota in England

Defra:  Highly Protected Marine Areas review panel confirmed

PC&PE:  European Union Committee publishes its fourteenth treaty report

techUK:  Consequences & Compromises: - House of Commons Report into No Deal

B4B:  Parliament has no sovereignty higher than a popular mandate

B4B:   Invitations to Members of Parliament

B4B:  Retail banking in Australasia - A post-Brexit opportunity for UK regulated services?

B4B:  The Case For Fiscal Expansion Post-Brexit

B4B:  Remainers should be frank about their real intention

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:

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