Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Data centres and COVID-19 Update

Commissioner comment on Lord’s Committee digital technology report


By September 23rd 2020 all Public Sector websites must be WCAG 2.1 AA compliant in order to meet The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

To assist, WiredGov has partnered with Invotra, who are offering free, exclusive access to a Q&A session with Léonie Watson, Accessibility engineer, member of the W3C Advisory Board and co-chair of the W3C Web Platform, on Wednesday July 29th 2020 at 1pm-2pm.

The session will feature advice, support and guidance on accessibility statements, audits and creating solutions roadmaps to help you to prepare.

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

How we talk about homelessness matters – explore how framing can help us tell a new story

Increase in use of electronic prescriptions during coronavirus

Accelerating the pace of digital transformation in the NHS

NHS Confederation - COVID-19 deaths down, but extra vigilance still needed

COVID-19 Rapid Summary: Therapeutics

Homeless Haringey family left in bed and breakfast accommodation because of council errors

Applicants to nursing courses in England up 16% as NHS employs record number of nurses and midwives

NHS Confederation - Immigration proposals could create workforce cliff edge for social care, warn national bodies

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

Taking a best practice approach to post-lockdown business change

Over a million bounce back loans approved for small businesses

Business volumes fall at record pace in financial services - CBI/PwC

Economic Resilience Fund provides vital support to large engineering business

Thousands of business advisers to offer free services to small firms

CBI responds to Chancellor's Plan for Jobs

COVID-19 and the business retail market: Ofwat consults on next steps
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Transformative Agriculture Bill moves forward with return to Lords

NEPRO: School rebuilding programme 2020/21

Launching the Decade of Action during COVID-19

Landlords welcome support for green improvements

Summer Statement delivers plans for jobs in Wales

Scottish Land Fund backs local bid for Highland estate

Chancellor's budget still won't protect against mass unemployment in the South West

Nominate now – NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards 2020

Adapting delivery methods following COVID-19 – what does the future hold?

Convenors of SORP engagement discussions announced

Adam Smith Inst - Giving a stamp of approval to a good tax cut
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:

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Xenon Recruitment

 More contributions to the Brexit process

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