Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Competition concerns found in digital advertising merger

Podcast: Celebrating 2 years of the Local Digital Declaration

New regime needed to take on tech giants

Tech Partnership Degrees to join forces with techUK

Improved access to MasterMap data and core location identifiers

Data centres eligible for funding under IETF

Record numbers sign up to CyberFirst summer courses


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

NHS Confederation - Rapid turnaround of tests, local involvement key to avoiding second COVID-19 peak

Local action to tackle coronavirus

Covid-19 has shown us how to transform healthcare, now UK government must act – IPPR

Insufficient evidence for vitamin D preventing or treating acute respiratory tract infections

NHS Digital Chief Executive named in Global Top 100 Data Visionaries

NHS Confederation - Strengthen system and partnership working in the NHS Reset, say ICS and STP leaders

NHS Confederation - Realistic expectations needed on the NHS's long road to recovery

Dental and optometry practices to see more patients in next phase of pandemic recovery

NHS Reset: Inconvenient truths – inequality in the NHS

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

COP26 President Alok Sharma at COP26 Business Leaders Event

The Climate Financial Risk Forum publishes its guide to help the financial industry address climate-related financial risks

Boost for renewable heat projects as government confirms tariff extension

More firms can now benefit from the Future Fund

Major investment in small businesses through justice system improvements

Welsh Government to extend measures to protect businesses impacted by coronavirus from eviction during summer

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

UK to extend residence rights for British Nationals (Overseas) citizens in Hong Kong

RUSI to Investigate Intellectual Property Crime in the UK

IEA responds to PM’s plan for the UK’s economic recovery

Ground Control to Faraday-1: Dstl to Operate First Space Mission

Call goes out for Wales’ #LowCarbonHeroes as nation looks towards recovery from Covid-19 pandemic

Tax credits: it’s time to update your award

Wanted Birmingham man arrested in Amsterdam after nearly eight years on the run

Government fires up R&D across the country to cement the UK as science superpower

WITSA Awards | Extended Deadline & New COVID-related Award Categories

IPPR North responds to PM’s ‘Build Build Build’ speech

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.

SW London Party Walls Ltd

 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

One year left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

Consultation launched on post-EU reforms for British courts


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FindMyStreet – showing the name, location, USRN and maintenance responsibility for every street in England and Wales
Richard Groombridge, Product and Data Development Manager and Simon Bailey, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, GeoPlace. We all take for granted the streets and roads around us, but how many of us have ever stopped to consider how important the information about those streets is? Without a street you can’t have properties and addresses

FindMyAddress – Making official addresses and UPRNs accessible to the public, for the first time
Luke Studden, Data Integration and Development Manager, GeoPlace.  Luke is responsible for project managing the FindMyAddress service and bringing it to life. As a GIS Professional working in the address data sector for the past 11 years, I see the 1st July 2020 as an extremely significant date.

1st July 2020 – on a journey to our vision
By Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace For two years there’s been a huge amount of effort going into the release of Unique Property Reference Number (UPRNs), Unique Street Reference Numbers (USRNs) and related x,y coordinates as open data – and now we’re there.

GeoPlace response to the UK’s Geospatial Strategy
By Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, and Richard Duffield, Head of Customer Insights, GeoPlace. GeoPlace welcomes the publication of the UK’s Geospatial Strategy by the Geospatial Commission which was published on 16th June 2020.

UPRNs – Supporting the response to COVID-19
By Richard Duffield, Senior Consultant and Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, GeoPlace. When we know where people are, we can help them faster and we can help them better. Today, with COVID-19 affecting us all, we’ve never been more dependent on the ability of our health services, local and central government to deliver vital support measures