Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

UK space technologies to boost NHS COVID-19 response

techUK’s 2020 Cloud Leadership Committee meets

We’re launching an online ‘Introduction to Content Design’ course

Call for technology partners: Social care digital innovation

UK scientists contribute to a new understanding of matter and anti-matter

60 Top Tips To Help New Virtual Trainers (from 60 Trusted Virtual Trainers)

COVID 19 Chatbot: AI Support during COVID 19 outbreak

FREE COVID 19 Chatbot: AI Support during COVID 19 outbreak

Your citizens still need information about your essential services at these challenging times, but calling or emailing while your resources are already so stretched isn’t a feasible solution.

We’ve launched two new services to help our Public Sector customers and you can find out more just by dropping us a line. We’ve already deployed these updates for a number of customers who are reporting more manageable call volumes.

  • FREE COVID19 bot (direct citizens to all key COVID19 info via bot)
  • Services signposting bot (direct citizens to all key services info via bot)

Access the code here

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

Thousands of former NHS staff are back on the front line in the NHS fight against coronavirus

Wales playing leading role in ‘antibody transfusion’ treatment for coronavirus patients

Extra £40m to support adult social care in Wales

Getting PPE to those who need it

New mental health support

New exercise habits forming during coronavirus crisis

Student docs and nurses praised for joining ‘NHS Army’ to tackle historic coronavirus threat

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

The benefit cap, RICS figures and call for evidence on coronavirus

How to manage religious diversity in project teams

Summary of COVID-19 Business Support Measures

Five top tips for building a LinkedIn network

COVID-19: PPN 03/20 – Use of Procurement Cards

How projects and programmes are preparing the workforce for the future

Financial services expectations deteriorate as pandemic concerns rise - CBI/PWC

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

Chancellor leads on G20 Finance Ministers’ Action Plan to fight Covid-19 global outbreak

RoSPA to introduce safer homes framework to housing industry

Site Reliability Engineering – dealing with emerging complexities

The Integrated Review: The UK’s Iran Policy in a Changing Global Security Environment

Domestic abuse services in Wales are ready to help

Blog: Video conferencing: what to watch out for

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on post-16 education

Councils given greater financial relief against cash flow pressures

Thanet District Council receive certification mark for CCTV, ANPR and body worn video

Universal Credit claimants to verify identity through Government Gateway

FCA data show 6.02m complaints in the second half of 2019

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.

Crosby Granger Architects 

 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

Joint statement by UK and EU negotiators following the videoconference on 15 April 2020

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:
Residential Landlords Association
Our Latest Updates

What do you need to know as a landlord?

As part of their ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Government has now brought the Coronavirus Act 2020 into force.

To restrict the spread of the coronavirus, the Government is now limiting the movement of the entire population. Most people are now required to only leave the house for limited reasons.

As part of their package to protect renters, the Government has enacted a series of changes and restrictions on landlords regaining possession of their property during the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the series of reforms relating to the coronavirus pandemic, the Government has announced a number of temporary measures relating to the PRS. Most of these relate to restricting the ability of landlords to repossess their property for the duration of the emergency.

As the Government continues to introduce new measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus this will likely make it more difficult to maintain a tenanted property. With more people working from home and schools closing to all children of non-essential workers, performing inspections and necessary maintenance will become harder to manage.