Kahootz - Altogether Smarter Working Across the Public Sector

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Watch this short video to discover why Kahootz is proving to be essential to hundreds of thousands of users across the public sector, who are currently using the platform to drive collaboration with their dispersed teams and external partners across multiple organisations.

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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

MHCLG:  Communities Secretary commits funding to tackle online hate

EIOPA calls for a sound cyber resilience framework

GDS:  Hackney Council’s approach to moving to a cloud-first model from the PSN

AXELOS:  PRINCE2 – professional skills for non-project managers

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

DHSC:  Fastest drop in smoking rates in over a decade as Stoptober launches

CQC:  Sandboxing wave two - expressions of interest

Patients Association launches new free helpline number

NHS Health Scotland:  Are you with us?

LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of social care complaints

ScotGov:  Protecting against 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:

Click here to find out more.

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

BEIS:  Clean energy to power over 7m homes by 2025 at record low prices

NIS:  Summer disruption highlights need to understand ‘cascade effect’ on resilience of inter-connected infrastructure systems

DIT:  UK launches Maritime Trade & Investment Plan to turbocharge multi - £bn maritime sector

DfT:  An Electric Revolution in the Skies

WAG project launched to help people re-write their careers

techUK:  Greenhouse gas emissions on the rise from road transport in the UK

Food Standards Agency:  Peanut allergies affected by exercise & sleep deprivation, new study finds

Innovate UK:  Take a game-changing idea to market - apply for an innovation loan

RLA:  Universal Credit: Report finds direct payments effective in curbing rent arrears

CMA:  Major overhaul of hotel booking sector after CMA action

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

MoD:  Coalition Autonomous Systems – the future of military logistics

LGA responds to Homes for Later Living report

Children’s Commissioner:  Almost 1 in 5 children left education at 18 last year without basic qualifications

ESRC:  UK Climate Resilience town hall meeting

NCFE:  Sexual Health Education: why inclusivity is key

Met Office:  Zooming in on climate forecasts: the launch of UKCP Local (2.2km)

Charity Commission:  Regulators set out plans to ensure the accounting framework better serves the public

DIFD:  New UK aid support to protect 200m people from debilitating diseases

10DS:  PM sets out plans to give the North more control of rail services

CO:  New measures announced to make sure government supply chains are free from modern slavery

Home Office:  Terms of reference for independent review of Prevent announced

DfE:  Education Secretary backs review of university admissions

DfT:  Transport Secretary acts on HS2 ancient woodland clearances during Oakervee review

ScotGov:  New jobs benefit to launch next Spring

WAG:  Action on Disability - The Right to Independent Living

IOPC:  Learning adopted by two police forces following missing person death in Lincolnshire

MoJ:  More victims able to challenge ‘unduly lenient’ prison sentences

ScotGov:  Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

BEIS:  Nationwide government events launched to help businesses get ready for Brexit

DExEU:  Secretary of State speech at breakfast event hosted by Europa Press in Madrid

Defra:  Businesses reminded to register to maintain environmental standards on harmful gases post-Brexit

Defra:  'No deal' EU exit advice -  further ports will be designated for movement of protected animals & plants

Defra:  Updated guidance on the movement of equines in a no deal scenario

10DS:  PM meeting with President of the EC: 16 September 2019

10DS:  PM call with Chancellor Angela Merkel: 17 September 2019

10DS:  PM calls with European leaders: 18 September 2019

Home Office:  A million texts to encourage travellers to check passport validity after Brexit

DIT:  UK and Lebanon sign trade continuity agreement

DIT:  UK International Trade Secretary visits New Zealand, Australia and Japan

DIT:  UK & Australia commit to rapid & ambitious free trade agreement

HM Treasury:  Irish and British Finance ministers meet for third time

DfT:  8 firms signed up to freight procurement framework as DfT launches competition for Brexit capacity

FCA steps up efforts to ensure firms are getting ready for a no-deal Brexit

FRC: Letter to firms - EU exit preparations

ScotGov:  Brexit impact on universities

WAG no deal Brexit action plan published

WAG:  Minister calls on UK government to confirm plans for EU research funding following new £7.5m science investment 

.OE: European security cooperation after Brexit - Unanswered questions for the UK and the EU 

B4B:  Yellowhammer is no smoking gun

B4B:  Yellowhammer. A Project Fear Crescendo

B4B:  The Defence Threat from Hidden EU Deals

B4B:  Irresponsible media coverage of no-deal planning risks creating problems where none exist



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