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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  DCMS releases cyber sector analysis 2020

ICO:  Statement on data protection and Brexit implementation – what you need to do

The EDPS quick-guide on necessity and proportionality

!!!!!  NCSC:  Alert: Actors exploiting Citrix products vulnerability !!!!!!

DCMS:  UK’s booming cyber security sector worth £8.3bn

DfT:  Maritime minister undertakes future of shipping industry tour, as ports cyber security guidance is updated ~ Cyber security For Ports And port Systems Code Of Practice

Cabinet Office:  New guide helps find & classify geospatial datasets across search engines

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:

DHSC:  Better tech - not a ‘nice to have’ but vital to have for the NHS

DHSC:  Ramblers Walking for Health

NHS England:  Update on gender identity development service for children & young people

CQC statement on duplicate material in inspection reports

NHS Digital:  Patient assessments of NHS food, cleanliness & other non-clinical aspects of hospital care  

ScotGov:  Increasing access to life-saving medication

NHS Health Scotland:  Analysis of off-trade alcohol sales in year post MUP published

LGA - Over two-thirds of council homelessness services pushed into the red

Homeless Link:  Making a Real Change to homelessness in your area

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

Defra:  UK and Australia join forces in simulated African swine fever exercise

HMRC:  More than £5bn secured after crackdown on multinational companies diverting profits

MHCLG:  Building Better Building Beautiful Commission report launch

ScotGov:  Plan for Scottish Visa

WAG:  WRAP Cymru guide to procuring plastics

Dstl, UK and Australian Astronomers Collaborate in Deep Space Situational Awareness

NDA:  Plans revealed for new nuclear industry hub in Cumbria

techUK:  Global Talent Visa Reformed

RLA:  Whirlpool: New washing machine recall

APM:  Integrated project management - clarity of purpose & strategy

NEPO win National Social Value Award

CIPD:  MAC recommendations provide enhanced safety valves to offset limits on low-skilled immigration

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

MoD:  Defence invests £bns into UK prosperity

RUSI:  The Strategic Defence & Security Review Britain Needs

LGA responds to IPPR report on digital inclusion

DCMS:  Government response to the Cairncross Review

Civil Service:  Getting under the skin of bias

ESRC:  Global Talent Visa: new visa scheme for intnl. researchers to be led by UK Research & Innovation

NCFE:  AoC Sport in the Curriculum Conference – key takeaways

Charity Commission:  Poor accounting practice in charities to be referred to professional body

GEO:  Minister for Equalities congratulates Essex GP Surgery for winning Gold Award in trailblazing programme for LGBT patients

Home Office:  Launch of Safer Streets Fund

DfT:  North-east rail revolution begins with Beeching reversal and fund for new trains across Tyne & Wear

DfE:  PM guarantees minimum funding levels for all schools

DCMS:  Baroness Morgan's speech: how we can be the greatest place in the world to grow up

Defra:  Environment Bill sets out vision for a greener future

ScotGov:  Fund announced for security measures at places of worship

WAG:  Revised curriculum guidance published with £15m commitment to support teachers with implementation

Northern Ireland Assembly:  Safety under the spotlight as committee visits MOT centre

IOPC:  Warning of the dangers of swallowing drugs during police searches

WAG:  Wales votes to end the physical punishment of children


 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

DExEU:  UK and EEA EFTA States sign Separation Agreement

10DS:  PM Boris Johnson signs the Withdrawal Agreement: 24 January 2020

10DS:  Brexit coin, light display & ‘Ready to Trade’ campaign among plans to mark 31 January, reveals PM

FCO:  Message to UK Nationals living and working in Luxembourg

Defra:   New powers to Scotland and sustainable fishing at the heart of new Bill

Defra:  Sustainable fisheries enshrined in law as UK leaves the EU

DWP:  Boost for pensioners in the EU

ICO:  Statement on data protection and Brexit implementation – what you need to do

MoJ:  Support for the UK’s intent to accede to the Lugano Convention 2007

Home Office:  Security Minister speaks to Italian citizens about the EU Settlement Scheme

HM Treasury:  First images of Brexit coin revealed

FCA:  Information for firms during the Brexit implementation period  

ScotGov:  EU citizens encouraged to stay in Scotland

ScotGov:  Scotland's commitment to the EU

WAG:  Leaving the EU

PC&PE:  EU Committee publishes its nineteenth treaty report

CMA:  The UK’s withdrawal from the EU - The CMA’s role post Brexit

EU News:  Q&As - the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020

EU and 16 WTO members agree to work together on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement

Verhofstadt on future EU-UK relations: “We should be ambitious”

Impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU – EUTMs and RCDs: updated information

Brexit deal approved by the European Parliament

ECB’s subscribed capital to remain steady after Bank of England leaves the ESCB

ECB welcomes ratification of agreement on orderly UK withdrawal from European Union

Brexit: Council adopts decision to conclude the withdrawal agreement  

techUK:  The UK's departure from the EU

B4B:  Away – the Aggregation Battle Looms


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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Latest News
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Business Plan 2020 to 2023
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Business Plan 2020 to 2023
The Draft Business Plan sets out key activities and expected progress for all 17 of the NDA’s nuclear sites over the next 3 years
NDA group enjoys a big WiN at awards ceremony
NDA group enjoys a big WiN at awards ceremony
Employees from across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority group have been honoured at a prestigious national awards ceremony in London.
Karen Wheeler CBE announced as new Chief Executive of RWM
Karen Wheeler CBE announced as new Chief Executive of RWM
Karen Wheeler will oversee RWM’s radioactive waste management services and the delivery of a long-term solution for the UK’s higher activity radioactive waste
2019 Inventory of UK Radioactive Waste published
2019 Inventory of UK Radioactive Waste published
The UK Radioactive Waste Inventory is the latest public record on sources, quantities and properties of radioactive waste and materials in the UK
Direct Research Portfolio Annual Report 2018 to 2019
Direct Research Portfolio Annual Report 2018 to 2019
The NDA’s R&D investment of approximately £90 million in 2018 to 2019 included a separate budget for the direct commissioning of strategic projects. This Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) is the focus of this report.