Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Businesses helped to keep home workers secure with NCSC cyber exercise

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary's statement on telecoms

Huawei to be removed from UK 5G networks by 2027

Announcing July's Cloud Security Champion!

The UK’s New Way on Huawei

Government advances plans to boost security of smart products

NCSC statement: cyber attack on Twitter


For government and public sector teams, collaboration beyond the firewall is no longer a choice, but a challenging necessity. 

To better understand those challenges, Huddle commissioned a study spanning more than 600 public sector employees across Local and Central Government and the NHS. The goal, to better understand the technologies being used for multi-agency collaboration.

This subsequent report identifies the core collaboration technologies used and makes suggestions, such as:

  • Improving collaboration beyond the firewall
  • How to avoid the security risks of Shadow IT

Access the full report

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

Policy round-up: updated guidance for Local Authorities, the return of conditionality and changes for EEA nationals

NHS Confederation - New report on ‘health as the new wealth’

Government launches Health and Care Visa to ensure UK health and care services have access to the best global talent

NHS Digital supports cardiovascular hospital admission research published yesterday in the Lancet

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group: tackling homelessness following coronavirus

Let’s Reset the NHS to green

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

Business and Planning Bill illustrates challenges of fast-track law-making

Home Secretary signals Britain is open for business

Safe re-opening of small businesses

Government “blind” to “extreme risks” of investment by cash-strapped councils

The best way to develop young project managers

£9 million to support town centres recover from the coronavirus pandemic announced

How COVID-19 led business schools to put theory into practice

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

ICO statement on the judgement of the European Court of Justice in the Schrems II case

Customers could lose out in merger between window blind companies

In-person coronavirus testing continues to deliver results the next day

New compensation scheme for victims of terrorism

Five reasons why the nuclear industry needs to transform how it delivers projects

Road Repair Materials from ESPO

South East Wales Transport Commission publishes emerging conclusions report

A year of transformation, inclusion and continuity in crisis

Government confirms allocations of £500 million additional funding for councils

Treasury Committee launches ‘Tax after coronavirus’ inquiry

THINK! team’s award-winning campaign: Road Whisperer

Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic in Scotland (Issue No. 9)

IOPC launches independent investigation into questioning of black couple in Ipswich
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.

Mentor Training Solutions Limited

 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

Outside the EU, a bright future awaits Britain

£705 million investment for GB-EU border

IFS - Brexit offers an opportunity to rationalise regional funding schemes. It’s past time government announced what it will do

Michael Gove statement on EU Exit preparations: 13 July 2020

UK Government launches new campaign for the end of transition period


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SEHTA MedTech SMEs Catalogue of Companies offering solutions for Covid-19 for NHS
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Lifescience Industry magazine
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SEHTA 2020 International MedTech Expo & Conference - NOW ONLINE EVENT
SEHTA's 2020 International MedTechExpo and Conference on Monday 28th September is now an ONLINE Event.

The AHSN Network Market Insight Briefings
Market Insight Briefings: Bridging the gap between industry and the NHS

Bright Future for Life Sciences in the Midlands
The amalgamation of Medilink East and West Midlands has been given the seal of approval in a move which will serve the best interests of the life sciences sector in the Midlands.