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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  WTO E-Commerce Position Paper

techUK:  Exploring the challenges & opportunities in 5G security and resilience

EU News:  Member States publish a report on EU coordinated risk assessment of 5G networks security

NCSC:  Advisory - Exim mail server vulnerabilities

SOCITM:  Workplace mental health: how can managers 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:

Click here to find out more.

The Evolve Group

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

NHS England:  NHS whistle-blower support scheme to roll out across the country

ScotGov:  Transforming healthcare in Aberdeenshire

NHS Health Scotland:  Challenge poverty? Aye, we can and we must

Innovation Agency:  Supporting women in life sciences – at 10DS 

Chatham House:  Review of Progress on Antimicrobial Resistance

LGA responds to Institute of Health Visiting report

Unite: Lincolnshire health visitors’ dispute escalates over council’s ‘divide and rule’ jobs move

Civil Service:  Supporting rough sleepers and the homeless – a multidisciplinary approach

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

BEIS:  New measures to back business, boost innovation and supercharge UK science

BEIS:  £88m to help unleash the productive power of the UK economy

DIT:  Trade Secretary lays groundwork for independent seat at WTO

DfT:  Ministers highlight vital projects around the country as government drives infrastructure revolution

Defra:  New report shows pilot scheme farmers boost environment outcomes

ScotGov:  Japan-Scotland subsea partnership

WAG:  Denbighshire company reaping the benefits of Healthy Working Wales support to improve the health & wellbeing of staff )

techUK:  World Trade Report 2019 focuses on the future of services trade

Dstl:  Innovation sought to integrate advanced materials onto military platforms

UK Space Agency: Competition to find business ideas that are out of this world

Innovate UK:  New Innovate UK brand launched as part of unified UKRI identity

Reform:  Reformer Thoughts – Ways to Work

FCA sets out potential remedies to tackle concerns about general insurance pricing

TUC: 1 in 10 women don’t earn enough to qualify for sick pay our analysis reveals

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

MoD:  Army and RAF listed as top 100 social mobility employers

LGA responds to Grandparents Plus report on kinship carers

EHRC:  First ever UK human rights tracker launched

EA sets net zero emissions aim

STFC partnership secures £250,000 funding for green hydrogen research

Civil Service:  Why should you consider mediation?

NCFE:  Williamson puts FE at the heart of his agenda

TfL works with Ordnance Survey to reduce disruption from vehicles striking bridges

ScotGov:  Free period products for sports clubs

FCO:  Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth – ‘A Connected Commonwealth’

DfE:  Government loans to build new schools alongside new homes

ScotGov:  National Islands Plan progresses

MoJ:  Government publishes criminal court guidance for defendants

Commission for Countering Extremism - Independent advisor calls for overhaul of extremism strategy

ScotGov:  Scottish Jury Research

IFS:  Revenue from fuel duties down by nearly 1% of national income (£19bn) since 2000; £28bn still to be lost if we don’t act soon

Reform:  New Reform Public Spending Site


 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

10DS:  PM meeting with President Sassoli of the European Parliament: 8 October 2019

Cabinet Office:  CDL Commons statement on Brexit preparations: 8 October 2019

Cabinet Office:  Brexit readiness report published

Cabinet Office:  Get ready for Brexit campaign moves into new phase

HM Treasury:  Temporary tariff regime updated

Home Office:  2m applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

BEIS:  The future of international research collaboration

BEIS:  Banks pledge their support to SMEs through Brexit & beyond in new Charter

FCO:  Open letter from the Foreign Secretary to UK nationals living in Spain

DfT:  Government signs contracts securing continued flow of vital medicines after Brexit

ScotGov:  ‘No deal’ Brexit preparations published

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

PC&PE:  Asylum policy after Brexit considered in new report

techUK:  Is your business ready for a no deal Brexit?

FCA sets out latest expectations for firms on Brexit

EU News:  President David Sassoli meets Speaker of the UK House of Commons John Bercow

Michel Barnier Statement – 9 October 2019

EU News:  Article - Brexit: plans in place to mitigate impact of no deal

OE Weekly Briefing: An extension and an election might make matters worse for the EU

B4B:  The Government’s new proposals meet the EU’s original aims better than the backstop

B4B:  Even more problems with the Benn Act …

B4B:  The British MPs behaving like the Hong Kong Executive

B4B:  There’s nothing complex about the Irish border


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