Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Communications for Industry – Update on DEFNET

techUK:  Challenges & opportunities for digital procurement in the UK

ICO submits Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice to government

GCS Apprenticeship and Internship 2020

AXELOS:  From mucky to green - Moving from legacy IT to digital transformation


Latest Webinar - The Power of Cloud: Empowering People, Transforming Communities

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However, despite recognising the value of the cloud, 80% of local authority employees say their council is not embracing the opportunities new technologies offer.

Watch 'Driving better citizen outcomes using the power of the cloud',and discover how to:

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  • Process benefits claims quicker and save time searching for missing data
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Watch the webinar to discover more

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

ScotGov:  Health & Social Care Delivery Plan - Progress Report

ScotGov:  Changes to protect NHS staff

Wales TUC urges men to open up about mental health

Innovation Agency:  Rugby fan urges people to be on the ball when it comes to knowing their pulse

The King's Fund responds to the GMC's new report on the wellbeing of doctors

ScotGov:  Carers to receive extra cash by Christmas

WAG:  Practice guidance: placements in unregistered children’s homes in England or unregistered care home services in Wales

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

HMRC tips on avoiding Self Assessment tax scams

WAG:  eProcurement User Group (ePUG)

Dstl:  DASA showcases protective material innovations

RLA:  Electrical Safety Week 2019 - what landlords need to know

RLA:  The Big Question – do you allow tenants with pets?

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.


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

MoD response to allegations relating to the conduct of UK forces in Iraq and Afghanistan

LGA responds to RAC Foundation report on parking income

RoSPA launches unintentional product-injuries survey

Sport England:  Para-Swimmer Named One-to-watch

WAG:  New law to introduce votes for 16 & 17 year olds at local council elections in Wales unveiled

WAO:  Victims & survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence let down by fragmented system

ScotGov:  Evaluation of the Attainment Scotland Fund: analysis of the local authority survey 2019

RUSI:  NATO and the ‘Disruptive’ French President

Chatham House:  South Asia's Turn to Illiberal Democracy

Reform:  The Week, 15 November

Civitas:  Warnings on early reinforcement of transgender feelings among young children

IPPR:  Universal Credit has helped take benefit payments to their lowest since 1948 

IFS:  Parties’ minimum wage plans would double or treble number of private sector employees whose wages are directly set from Whitehall

IFG:  Costs of creating a new government department revealed

Demos:  Create a National Minimum Wage for the self-employed 

Rapid risk assessment - Sexual transmission of dengue in Spain

Raw materials: EC launches new online portal to support responsible sourcing in businesses

EU-Singapore trade agreement enters into force


 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

OE Weekly Briefing: Party leaders defend Brexit policies as campaign enters new phase

B4B:  Who Will Win the 2019 General Election?

B4B:  Scotland and The EU

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

Find out about your obligations and how to comply, including protecting personal information and providing access to official information.

ICO submits Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice to government
ICO submits Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice to government
The code will need to be laid in Parliament before it takes effect.
Blog: Data ethics and the digital economy
Blog: Data ethics and the digital economy

How do we balance the interests of society against individual rights, on issues like facial recognition technology?

Blog: Why special category personal data needs to be handled even more carefully
Blog: Why special category personal data needs to be handled even more carefully

Imagine if your medical records, information about your sex life or your political opinions were put into the public domain so anyone could see them.

Bond Lecture 2019: ‘Access to Information in Turbulent Times’
Gill Bull, ICO’s Director of Freedom of Information Complaints and Compliance, speech at the British Records Association in London, 13 November 2019.

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