Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Latest AI policy developments in Europe

Top 6 tips for establishing a location data management policy

Review launched to boost UK Fintech sector

Fostering the local govtech ecosystem

The UK’s Huawei Decision: Why the West is Losing the Tech Race

Essential skills for the digital era – the customer journey and ITIL® 4

Bounce-Back plans for Northern Ireland's tech sector

First virtual citizenship ceremony welcomed by Home Office minister

Data project drives improvements in care for patients

Global privacy expectations of video teleconference providers

New proposals to boost digital infrastructure deployment in the UK


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

Next stages in the NHS Test and Trace plan

Phone first for better A&E care

New information shows healthcare activity and outcomes for the shielded population

NHS doctors and dentists to receive 2.8% pay rise

Working in partnership to end homelessness

Families and friends to be reunited with loved ones in care homes as visits restart

NHS Confederation - CSR will determine future of the NHS (and the government)

Wales secures access to Cystic Fibrosis drug Kaftrio®

Kings Fund - Mental health and primary care networks: understanding the opportunities

Our annual update on the safe management and use of controlled drugs
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Tech that turns CO2 into animal feed gets funding boost

Business events and conferences given go ahead to resume from 1 October

Protecting workers during economic recovery

£34m Welsh Government fund protects more than 14,000 North Wales jobs

IFS - Moving into solo self-employment reduces income but improves well-being on average

What is hyper agile? Breaking down a commonly misused ‘hyper agile’ concept

Dstl exceeds spend target with Small and Medium Enterprises

Managing professional development in a socially distant world

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

Introducing SIx - Sellafield Ltd's new social impact programme

LGA responds to a report on change of use permitted development rights

Lanarkshire COVID-19 cluster

UK and US militaries launch £800,000 International Space Pitch Day

Is your project a good listener?

Home Secretary announces details of the Hong Kong BN(O) visa

IFS - Chancellor opens the door to a less generous Comprehensive Spending Review, with budget cuts for some departments a very real possibility

Police to receive 2.5% pay increase

Government fund creates collaborative farming communities

Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record proves its worth during Covid

£3 million awarded to help tackle air pollution

Unicef - 40 million children miss out on early education in critical pre-school year due to Coronavirus

£50 million for Islands

UK Space Agency: Steerable Thrusters

Polish LGBTI+ in the Frontline of the Fight Between Liberalism and Illiberalism

SME Supplier Locator update...

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Shearwater Group Plc

 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 - Coronavirus has left UK business even less prepared for Brexit

Minister visits Midlands charity supporting thousands to apply to EU Settlement Scheme


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Partnering with industry to support public services
Andrew Cullinane introduces a new scheme in which the Civil Service partners with industry to give volunteers currently furloughed from their jobs in the private sector the opportunity to work in government and support the delivery of public services.

Supporting each other during unprecedented times
In light of recent events, Civil Service Race Champion Richard Heaton considers how far we still have to go to be truly diverse and inclusive.
Making caring visible – an update on implementing the Carers Strategy
Making caring visible – an update on implementing the Carers Strategy
Marking the start of Carers Week, Government Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil picks out some highlights from the newly published progress report on the Civil Service Carers Strategy.
The pandemic benchmarking test for mental health and wellbeing
The pandemic benchmarking test for mental health and wellbeing
Civil Service Health and Wellbeing Champion Jonathan Jones on how the coronavirus pandemic has set a new direction for the organisation’s Thriving at Work journey.
Championing mental health and wellbeing through the pandemic
Championing mental health and wellbeing through the pandemic
In Mental Health Awareness Week, Government Chief People Office Rupert McNeil introduces a virtual wellbeing and leadership learning package on how to manage through a crisis and work towards a common goal.