Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  MOD announces new Defence Technology Framework

techUK:  Discovery launch - How do local authorities make procurement decisions?

techUK:  5G and health implications

Ordnance Survey in machine learning coup

Implementing the Technology of Tomorrow: Government Digital Technology Congress I November 5th I Etc.venues London Prospero House I SE1 1GA

Many government organisations are finding that each individual advancement in technology— from blockchain to digital reality to serverless cloud architecture—is powerful, but the real power emerges by combining the eight trends that are giving rise to new operating models which are redefining the nature of work, whilst dramatically changing IT’s role within the organisation.

November’s conference will explore and highlight how councils and central government departments are implementing these trends to improve both internal and public-facing services.

Find out more and reserve your place for this event (*Complimentary delegate places exclusive to public sector applicants)

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

DHSC:  UK to invest in new research against evolving global health threats

ScotGov:  New relationships, sexual health & parenthood website

NHS Health Scotland:  New figures show life expectancy continues to stall

Innovation Agency:  New social care database being used by 50 GP practices in Cheshire

The King's Fund:  Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme

NICE calls for further research on management options for tinnitus

NICE seeks feedback from users of the evidence standards framework for digital health technologies

Homeless Link:  A critical safety net - the role of small & faith-based organisations in our communities

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.

Fast R Solutions

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

BEIS:  Science superstars & small businesses could bring the next big innovations to market with £100m boost

NIC:  Falling price of renewables shows a low-carbon future can be low-cost

WAG:  eProcurement tools

Innovate UK:  Helping SMEs evaluate their medtech - apply for funding

RLA:  Landlords urged to back legal case protecting their repossession rights in rent arrears cases

ESPO:  Occupational Health Services with ESPO

NEPO appoints Corona Energy as the sole supplier of its new Gas Supply solution

CMA:  Drug firms admit to colluding in order to keep prices up

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

LGA responds to Defence Committee Report into Armed Forces support 'shortcomings'

Civil Service:  Wellbeing – it's never too late to start

FDA:  Flexible working in the civil service can damage career progression, research reveals

Charity Commission:  Reporting charity fraud and working together to prevent it

Electoral Commission:  New guidance supports charities to campaign with confidence all year-round

Sport England:  Costs Rising For Young Sportspeople

DIFD:  British scientists to help tackle climate change through new £1bn fund

Home Office:  UK experts help stop spread of terrorist videos online

Defra:  UK creates global alliance to help protect the world’s ocean

ScotGov:  Arctic Connections

WAG:  New projects to inspire social housing of the future announced

HMICFRS:  Forces are not doing enough to prevent officers abusing their position for a sexual purpose 

Action Fraud:  HMRC calls on universities to protect students from tax scams

PC&PE:  Step-change in the Government’s approach to data is long overdue

Bees and pesticides


 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

10DS:  PM meeting with President Tusk: 23 September 2019

DHSC:  Government takes steps to protect healthcare access for UK nationals living in the EU after 31 October

Defra:  Government encourages food exporters to get ready for animal health regulations

DfT:  Ports across England given £10m to prepare for Brexit

EU News:  Statement following Brexit meeting between EC and UK on 20 September

EU News:  Brexit: the impact on Ireland

EU News:  Brexit negotiations: deciding new EU-UK relations

WAG:  Food & drink businesses in Wales urged to prepare for Brexit

WAG:  Support at hand to help Welsh exporters prepare for Brexit

NAO:  Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors

LGA:  Brexit countdown: councils need overdue EU replacement fund certainty

LGA responds to NAO report into Brexit medicine ‘delays’

NHS Confed:  No deal Brexit protection for UK nationals living in Europe welcome

CIPD:  UK employers not prepared for post-Brexit labour supply shock

IEA report re-published: Plan A+: Creating a prosperous post-Brexit UK

IfG:  Northern Ireland nears 1,000 days without ministers in charge

OE: Weekly Briefing: EU leaders signal desire for Brexit deal despite limited progress

OE: Whatever the Brexit outcome, the UK and EU need to maintain dialogue on foreign policy

OE: Brexit & Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement - Finding a way through the backstop impasse

B4B:  The Supreme Court Judgment - a Very British Coup?

B4B:  Remain and the new petite bourgeoisie

B4B:  Supreme Court: on Shaky Ground

B4B:  Supreme Court against the people

B4B:  A Delinquent Parliament Begets the Rule of Lawyers

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Latest Documents
Transforming the way we produce food: apply for business funding
Transforming the way we produce food: apply for business funding
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to support ambitious projects developing new and more efficient ways to produce the UK’s food.
£125 million cash injection will support UK business innovators
£125 million cash injection will support UK business innovators
UK businesses can benefit from £100 million in grants for pioneering research and from £25 million in loans to commercialise their best ideas.
Commercialising quantum technologies: opportunity to invest
Commercialising quantum technologies: opportunity to invest
Innovate UK as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has up to £12 million to invest in innovative projects exploiting new quantum technologies and is seeking private investment partners to join it.
New technologies for manufacturing drugs: apply for funding
New technologies for manufacturing drugs: apply for funding
Businesses can apply for a share of £3.7 million to develop processes that improve manufacturing of advanced drug therapies.
Equity investors invited to partner in healthy ageing funding
Equity investors invited to partner in healthy ageing funding
Investors can take part in an investment accelerator to co-fund innovation in healthy ageing products, services and business models