Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Welcome to techUK's #DigitalTwinFuture week!

Flagship cyber conference confirmed for Wales in 2021

Most IT experts doubt contact tracing app will beat COVID-19, survey finds

Ionburst: safe and anonymous data in the cloud

NCSC statement: EasyJet cyber incident
Must-Do eBook: Preparing and Planning for Digital Accessibility Compliance


By September 23rd 2020,ALL Public Sector websites (including intranets and PDFs) MUSTcomply with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

4 Necessary steps to take immediately include:

  • Understand how the regulations will impact your organisation
  • Decide how to check your website or app for accessibility problems
  • Make a plan to fix any accessibility problems you find
  • Publish an accessibility statement

This eBook takes you through the legislation and the steps you can take to assess and improve your accessibility, both in the short and long term, ensuring compliance with the upcoming regulatory deadlines.

Access here

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

Almost half a million MS Teams messages a day sent in the NHS during COVID-19 lockdown

NHS thanks Muslim staff working through Ramadan and urges care over Eid

Summary information published on high-risk patients on the Shielded Patient List

How Wales created 19 new field hospitals in less than 8 weeks…

Government to give VAT from donated PPE to healthcare charities

Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

£22 million awarded to life-saving health charities during virus outbreak
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

CBI comments on extension of maximum loan size for larger firms

We need a solid economic plan for recovery, says TUC

Larger businesses to benefit from loans of up to £200 million

Response to ONS labour market statistics – CBI

Maximum loans available via CLBILs rise from £50 million to £200 million

£40m boost for cutting-edge start-ups

Applying for the Future Fund, eligibility, and T&Cs

Check the tax rules on waiving your income or donating to charity

ITIL 4 and automation – opening up improvement and transformation
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Civil Partnership Bill passes its first stage

UK Government publishes its approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol

The Government announces the UK Global Tariff (UKGT)

How to protect yourself if you think you've been affected by the EasyJet cyber breach

Natural mitigation of flood risk

Environment Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 19 May 2020

Wales to receive additional £64.5m as a result of transport funding in England

Government to publish paper on group-based offending

UK statement on UNSCR 1325

Plan launched to support education for over-16s

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.

Seal Enterprises

 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

IFG - Brexit strains have exposed the constitutional vulnerability of the civil service


Post-Brexit tariff regime will “lower costs for many businesses” and “mean cheaper prices for consumers”, says IEA expert

IFG - Problems exposed by the Brexit parliament will persist without proper reform

What does the UK’s draft EU FTA text tell us about the negotiations?


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A FREE to access virtual event for both members and non-members of APM.

Debbie Lewis appointed as new chair of APM
Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that board trustee Debbie Lewis will become the organisation’s next chair from September, following her election by the board.

Mental health support ‘vital’ for project managers returning to work
As more people start to return to the workplace, a new survey by Association for Project Management (APM), reveals the majority of project professionals say their main project is causing them stress, with many expecting more disruption to projects due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

BBC presenter Dr Hannah Fry to open APM’s virtual Power of Projects
Association for Project Management (APM), is delighted to announce the launch of its first-ever Power of Projects Takeover, a new virtual event bringing together the project community.

Updated APM qualifications launched
Association for Project Management (APM) has updated two of its core qualifications by aligning them with the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition, ensuring project professionals benefit from the latest information as they develop their careers.