Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

US pauses OECD digital tax discussion

High-velocity IT: overcoming challenges and setting objectives

Launch of the Local Digital C-19 Challenge

How the GovTech Catalyst is helping to grow the GovTech sector

Cloud Computing

UK’s internet use surges to record levels

BAME IT workers better qualified, but less likely to be in top jobs

Government announces new Digital Strategy

Scope’s Big Hack: Making the digital world better for disabled people

Socitm celebrates success with first ever virtual graduation


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

NHS Chief Executive pays tribute to “essential contribution” of Windrush generation

NHS Confederation - Shielded population out of their homes but not out of the woods

Critical Time Intervention: from homelessness to hotels and beyond

NHS Confederation - The response to Coronavirus has always been a delicate balance

NHS Digital supports development of risk prediction model for more tailored COVID-19 shielding advice

Hot weather warning issued to people shielding and more vulnerable groups

Enhanced safety for health and social care staff

Hot weather and homelessness – preventing deaths in summer

£105 million to keep rough sleepers safe and off the streets during coronavirus pandemic

NICE begins phased restart of non-COVID-19 guidance

NHS Confederation - Virus with a vengeance

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

Government provides further halt to business evictions and more support for high street firms

New protections for UK businesses key to national security and fight against coronavirus

Fund to help local authorities to deliver better digital services

£400 million boost to regional R&D projects across the UK

‘Don’t forget the economy’ says CBI ahead of quarantine review
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

New surveys reveal project profession’s views on APM

Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia: Foreign Secretary statement

Over 40 new firms commit to promoting gender diversity in financial services

Sellafield Ltd to restart reprocessing and further boost operations in 2020

Digital Secretary's closing speech to the UK Tech Cluster Group

Farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme

Reserves Day 2020: stepping up to protect the UK

UK-wide consultation into dairy sector to tackle supply chain issues launched

Office for National Statistics’ COVID-19 Infection Survey to extend to Wales

We are running out of time to set up vital summer schemes for children

FCA seeks industry views on a new prudential regime for UK investment firms

Global temperature: how does 2020 compare so far?

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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

Post-Brexit devolution challenges highlighted by Agriculture Bill


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