A Vision for the Future: Council 4.0 brings together thought leaders in local government to showcase and discuss how a personalised, ethical approach can combine with strategic thinking and cloud architecture to deliver some of the most exciting initiatives, and opportunities, happening in the sector in 2020.

This free event offers 8 workshops for you to join in and learn from use cases and first hand experiences of your peers, including project leads from Swindon Borough Council & Lincolnshire County Council.

Find out more and register for this free event (public sector delegates only)

**The number of delegate spaces for this event is limited, so don't wait until the last minute.

Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  National Policing Digital Strategy launch

ICO statement in response to an announcement made by the MPS on the use of live facial recognition

BCS response to the Royal College of Psychiatrists report on technology and mental health

SOCITM:  Fail fast. Fail forward

AXELOS:  Service Desk – the value creating one-stop-shop

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.

AHR Consultants 


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

DHSC:  A skills & knowledge framework for Health Impact Assessment

DHSC:  Paramedic students will get £5,000 support payment each year

NHS England:  Rapid NHS response teams to help people stay well at home

NHS Digital:  NHS unveils ‘Faces of the NHS App’

ScotGov:  Move to regulate cosmetic procedures

Innovation Agency:  Lancashire businesses to benefit from Health Matters programme

Environment Agency:  Prepare for flooding to reduce impacts on mental health

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

BEIS:  UK set to introduce ‘Jack’s Law’ – new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave

DIT:  Vital Industries to benefit from post-Brexit Britain

DIT:  Vegetarian haggis launches in the US for Burns night

DfT:  Regional Air Connectivity Review: Aviation minister visits Liverpool John Lennon Airport to launch UK tour of regional airports

Defra:  Natural capital tool launched to help protect the environment

ScotGov: Refreshed plan for economic growth

WAG:  Exciting new vision for Welsh visitor economy

UK Space Agency: Industry meet to discuss objectives of new Earth observation satellite

Dstl develops new Space weather sensing suite in 1 year

RoSPA:  New safety guidance launched for gig economy couriers

Innovate UK:  Developing sustainable plastic packaging - apply for funding

RLA:  Government announces new package of measures to improve building safety

techUK:  De-escalation over French DST should refocus efforts at the OECD level

GeoPlace:  Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales

CMA:  Court of Appeal upholds CMA decision on online sales

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

DfT:  Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard

ScotGov:  The Strategy for Our Veterans – Taking it forward in Scotland

Buckingham Palace:  Statement from Her Majesty The Queen  

LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND

Civil Service Careers website: applying for a new role

CCC: Major shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero emissions

NCFE:  Delivery of NCFE qualifications supported by iAchieve

Collaborate:  Today we are pleased to launch Collaborate’s new Manifesto for a Collaborative Society

DCMS:  New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities

FCO:  New venture to create rich pipeline of infrastructure projects across Africa

DIFD:  Growth Gateway announced at UK-Africa Investment Summit

Home Office:  Government gives police new powers to protect victims of stalking

DfE:  High-tech products to level the playing field for disabled pupils

DfT:  Disabled passengers set for more accessible journeys at sea

MHCLG:  Communities Secretary visits Jerusalem for fifth World Holocaust Forum

WAG:  All new homes in Wales to be heated & powered from clean energy sources from 2025

MoJ:  Court fee refund scheme now open

Sentencing Council:  Proposals for changes to driving disqualification guidelines published

Reform:  The Prison System: Priorities For Investment

Action Fraud:  The Amazon Prime scam that has cost victims over £1m


 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

PC&PE:  EU Committee publishes its eighteenth treaty report

ScotGov:  EU citizens vital to Scotland

WAG:  New funding to support disabled people after Brexit

WAG publishes priorities for forthcoming EU negotiations

EU: Brexit: protecting the rights of EU citizens living in the UK

Brexit: the Withdrawal Agreement passes the first European Parliament test  

OEs Dominic Walsh summarises this week's developments in Brexit, trade, and EU affairs

B4B:  Britain Must Not Play the EU’s Aggregation Game

B4B:  Why Boris Johnson is right to rule out a “transition” extension?


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