Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

techUK:  Universal gigabit connectivity for all is in sight

techUK sector grows 6x faster than the wider economy

NCSC:  Launch of major survey on diversity in the UK cyber sector

Ofcom:  Parents’ rising concern over children online

POST:  Brain-Computer Interfaces

AXELOS:  The Importance of Servant Leadership


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

CQC:  Statement in response to the Paterson Inquiry report

DHSC:  £1.5bn to deliver Government commitment for 50m more general practice appointments

CQC:   How does technology help you stay in touch or help with care?

NHS Digital:  Around 360,000 admissions to hospital as a result of alcohol in 2018/19

Innovation Agency:  Health Matters programme secures funding for Cheshire & Warrington businesses

NHS Confed:  New toolkit for Welsh NHS and industry to work together for patients

HM Treasury:  Breathing Space to help millions in debt

NAO:  NHS financial management & sustainability

WAG:  New Treatment Fund cuts average access time for new medicines from 90 to 13 days

CMA to issue consumer law guidelines for the IVF sector

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 Business / Commercial items of note:

BEIS:  New protections for thousands of consumers on heat networks

DIT:  Launch of digital tools for traders

Ofgem:  Rewiring Britain for a net zero future: Ofgem publishes Decarbonisation Action Plan

NIC:  Passengers facing second-class mobile connectivity on UK rail network

Dstl in Unique Five-Eyes Space Situational Awareness Experiment

DCMS:  Digital sector worth more than £400m a day to UK economy

HMRC announces change to the off-payroll working rules

WAG:  Supply of building materials

UK Space Agency: 34 satellites launched in one night )

Innovate U:  BuffaloGrid - connecting the next 1bn to the internet )

RLA:  Fire safety – making sure your tenants are safe

APM:  Essentials tips for aspiring project managers

ESPO:  Staff benefit schemes with ESPO

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

MoD:  RAF submarine hunters first touchdown in UK

CO:  Government delivers on promise to veterans announcing guaranteed interviews for government jobs

LGA:  Child car seats need to be recycled by manufacturers to stop landfill scandal

Ofsted:  Unseen evil - Sex abuse in families going under the radar, say inspectorates

Defra:  New online vehicle checker to help drivers prepare for clean air zones with charges

EA:  The future for environmental standards in the UK

RoSPA:  Half of Scots fear losing their independence when retiring from driving, survey reveals

HO:  Windrush Compensation Scheme extended by 2 years

HM Treasury:  Breathing Space to help millions in debt

AS:  Glasgow City Council successfully delivered £500m project to finance equal pay settlement


 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

Brexit page by the European Council

10DS:  PM’s Brexit  speech in Greenwich: 3 February 2020

10DS:  The Future Relationship between the UK and the EU

FCO:  Bold new beginning for Global Britain

FCO:  UK aiming for early trade deal with Australia

Home Office:  More than 3m applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

DIT:  Launch of digital tools for traders

DIT:  UK consults on new Global Tariff Policy

Defra:  UK statement on Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations

DWP:  Boost for pensioners in the EU

PC&PE:  EU Committee draws special attention to UK–Morocco agreement ~

New EU visa rules – Q&As

Consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union for the CJEU

Future EU-UK Partnership: EC takes first step to launch negotiations with the UK

Article – Future EU-UK relations: next steps

Chatham House:  In Next Round of EU Negotiations, Britain Faces Familiar Pitfalls

Adam Smith Institute welcomes fightback against mercantilism

PM right to say UK can lead the world in fight for free trade, says IEA


Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:
Innovate UK
Latest Documents
Developing sustainable plastic packaging: apply for funding
Developing sustainable plastic packaging: apply for funding
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £37 million to support projects that look at ways to radically reduce waste from plastic packaging.
Trialling new rail technologies: apply for contracts
Trialling new rail technologies: apply for contracts
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million to show how new technologies could improve rail services for passengers and operators.
Energy Catalyst: what it is and how to apply for funding
Energy Catalyst: what it is and how to apply for funding
An overview of the Energy Catalyst programme and the opportunities for UK businesses to accelerate their growth and tackle the challenge of access to energy.
BuffaloGrid: connecting the next 1 billion to the internet
BuffaloGrid: connecting the next 1 billion to the internet
Smart energy business supported by Innovate UK aims to power a smartphone revolution that will help drive wealth and wellbeing in the developing world.
Horizon 2020: what it is and how to apply for funding
Horizon 2020: what it is and how to apply for funding
How UK businesses and researchers can continue to access Horizon 2020 funding even after 31 January 2020.
Innovation funding: browse and apply online
Innovation funding: browse and apply online
If you’re a UK-based business you may be eligible for funding to develop an innovative idea - search the Innovation Funding Service.