Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Data centres and COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 and data centres: Bulletin 5

Innovate UK £20 million grant for tech fighting COVID-19

FAFT issues Guidelines on Digital ID


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

NICE publishes new COVID-19 guidelines on severe asthma, pneumonia, rheumatological disorders and symptom management

NHS asks people to share their coronavirus symptoms to help others

NHS Digital streamlines NHS Smartcard access for new starters

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

Skills matching service to help rural business

Businessman fined for breaches of environmental permit

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

Procurement Solutions - we are here to help

Extra funds will help support recovery efforts as communities face the twin challenges of flood recovery and ongoing pandemic

Chairs call for Government to support people with no recourse to public funds

First Minister’s call to action for business: Help us provide PPE to frontline NHS Staff

World's largest trial of potential coronavirus treatments rolled out across the UK

Plans to reform Wales possession process paused due to coronavirus

How GOV.UK Notify reliably sends text messages to users

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.

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 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


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