Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Girls just wanna have fun-damental cyber security knowledge

Six Degrees delivers Aegis cyber security benchmarking tool free for all Socitm members

The public don’t trust computer algorithms to make decisions about them, survey finds

Winners of the European Tech Women Awards announced

Scotland’s tech sector going from strength to strength

Government publishes new strategy to kickstart data revolution across the UK

UK PC expert fits homes all over Europe with custom computers

CBI responds to the UK Government's National Data Strategy

On-Demand Accessibility Deadline Webinar: Are You Prepared for September 23rd?

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.

Comms, HR and IT professionals are all racing to ensure that the deadline is met.

On July 29th 2020, Invotra Consulting hosted an accessibility Q&A with expert Léonie Watson offering Public Sector professionals advice and guidance in meeting the WCAG 2.1 AA requirements.

Now available on-demand, the session provided advice, support and guidance on PDFs, links, best practices, accessibility statements, audits and information about the regulations.

Watch the webinar recording

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

£1.3m to support package of mental health services for all in Wales

Walk-through cancer diagnoses and robotics muscles among groundbreaking projects backed by government

Healthcare for planets and humans: why looking after nature is good for mind, body, and the NHS

NHS Confederation - Deal is best outcome for UK citizens and patients, says Brexit Health Alliance

New action to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Bolton

Troubling rise in London rough sleeping emphasises need for ambitious action

Public Health England launches new Every Mind Matters campaign

NHS Confederation - Action for equality: The time is now

Understanding the link between homelessness and modern slavery

NHS Confederation - Tackling child obesity risks becoming “lost amidst reorganisation and delays”

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

Building the Smarter State campaign week 2020 | #techUKSmarterState

More than £100million of new investment in Wales’ rural economy announced

CMA stops Lloyds ‘bundling’ business accounts with loans

Government sets out plans for new approach to subsidy control

CBI comments on new direct business grants

LGA on tougher council powers to tackle businesses flouting COVID-19 rules

Consumers and businesses to be given more control of data under new laws

Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Government investment to help build robots for nuclear plants and batteries for electric aeroplanes
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

TUC: more than 4 in 10 workers would be plunged into financial hardship if forced to self-isolate

Childhood obesity

Grammar schools warned not to discriminate against disabled children during this year’s 11+ entry exams

Work Foundation report calls for Government to mitigate crisis facing retail workers

PM call with Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin: 9 September 2020

LGA responds to NAO report on childhood obesity

Sport pilots to be reduced in capacity to 1,000 people socially distanced

Working Group for Missing People in Scotland: Report on the implementation of the National Framework for Missing Persons in Scotland, September 2020

£30 million boost to help unlock land for new homes

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 9 September

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.

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